This is a question from the STUDENT END of Canvas:
Is there a way that I can received notification that a comment has been made on my original discussion post? For example, on Facebook, when someone comments on something that you posted, you get a notification of the person's name and the post they commented on. When I receive notification e-mails from Canvas, I get notification of ALL of the posts, but really I just want to know if someone commented directly on my post, or replied to a comment I made on their post.
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Currently, the ability to receive specific notifications from individual items in Canvas does not exist. There have been a number of feature requests for this functionality in the past with this one https://community.canvaslms.com/ideas/3663-notifications-by-course getting a lot of support.
I'm not sure that post you referred me to is requesting the same thing - their request is much more broad. Do you by chance know if there have been requests for specific comment notifications from others?
Thank you for your reply,