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How do I add a comment in the Canvas Community?

How do I add a comment in the Canvas Community?

You can add comments to content in the Canvas Community. Remember you must be logged in before posting.

Note: When adding comments to Guides or Release Notes, please refer to the following disclaimers: How are comments managed in the Canvas Guides? and All about Release Notes.

Add a Comment

Add a Comment

To add a comment, click the Comment button. You can add comments to any content item in the community.

Note: Depending on the amount of comments, you may have to scroll down to find the button.

Enter Comment

Enter your comment in the Comment field [1]. You can format your comment using the Rich Content Editor. Rich Content Editor options include bold [2], italics [3], bulleted lists [4], numbered list [5], clear formatting [6], adding links [7], and inserting emojis [8].

To view more options, like the Expand Toolbar icon [9].

Expand Toolbar

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Additional Rich Content Editor options include text formatting [1], spoiler tags [2], source code editing [3], underline [4], strikethrough [5], text color [6], text size [7], font [8], code sampling [9], and tables [10].

Insert Photo

To insert a photo, click the Photo icon.

You can upload an image from your computer [1], enter an image URL [2], or add an image from your saved files [3].

Once your image has been uploaded, it displays in the Photos window [4]. To add a caption, enter the caption in the Add a caption field [5].

To modify the image size, click the Size drop-down menu [6]. You can select Small, Medium, or Large. To select the image alignment, click the button for left alignment, center alignment, or right alignment [7]. Size and alignment previews display in the Format section [8].

To upload your image, click the Done button [9].

Insert Video

To insert a video, click the Video icon.

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Enter the video URL in the Video URL field [1]. To preview your video, click the Preview button [2].

Select a video size in the Video Size drop-down menu [3]. You can select Small, Medium, or Large. Select an alignment option in the Video Alignment field [4]. You can select Left, Right, or Inline.

To insert your video, click the Insert Video button [5].

Preview Comment

To preview your comment, click the Preview link [1]. Your comment preview displays in the Comment field [2].

To exit comment preview, click the Exit Preview link [3].

Add Comment

Add Comment

To receive email notifications for comment replies, click the Email me when someone replies checkbox [1].

To post your comment, click the Post Your Comment button [2]. To delete your comment, click the Cancel button [3].

View Comment

View your comment [1]. To edit or delete your comment, click the Options icon [2].


This year my biggest obstacle will be my grades and getting use to the virtual learning.

Hi @Kameron12,

Please let us know if we can help with this transition in any way!


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NOT your Canvas course.

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