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Currently, the ability to "reply to" Announcements is enabled by default in Canvas. If an instructor wants to disable this functionality, it can be done on a course by course basis. We are requesting a feature to disable the "reply to" for Announcements at the account level. Instructors can then enable this feature as needed.
We have found that most of our faculty prefer that the "reply to" Announcements feature be disabled by default and would not expect the current behavior (which saves the student replies to the Announcements archive and also emails them to all of the students enrolled in the class via notifications). Often times, when a student replies to an email from their instructor, they are asking a specific question that pertains to themselves and don't expect it to be sent to the entire class.
| Comments from Instructure|
For more information, please read through the Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-01-07)