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Just adding my voice to those who have raised concerns on the new discussion forum... I don't mind change but in my experience with the new format, this wasn't a change for the better. I am teaching two large course sections this summer; so far, I've...

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I am trying to give myself some time to adjust, but the updated discussion forum is not sitting well with me. It is great that it finally identifies the teachers as teachers when they post and there are some good things with the sorting and @mentions...

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I mean really.  This has been on the "radar" and "list of options we want" since at least 2011! The discussion board about "discussions" has been alive since 2015:  https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Canvas-Ideas/Discussions-Multiple-Due-Dates-checkp...

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Since Canvas appears determined to force the Discussions Redesign on everyone beginning 7/20, I was wondering if anyone has used one of the many apps that integrate into Canvas as an alternative to the built in discussion tool?  I've browsed through ...

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When I use the search feature on the board - the posts I see have NONE of the numbering tools still in place.  Which makes it impossible to read.  I also think I cannot use the split screen after I use the search feature.  I tried a couple of times a...

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Is anyone else experiencing this?  I do not allow students to edit.  But if I ask them to link a document and their link is not live - I often go in and edit the post to make the link live.  BUT the new board is not making MY EDIT immediately visible...

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I am hearing a lot of complaints from students about the redesign for the discussion.  Is there a student forum for feedback?

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Petition to The University-Revert to the better design.  We always have the best and helpful technology at Park University.  Please give the option to instructors of using the most efficient technology.  I am not sure why insisting on a technology th...

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We've had some students reporting that when they reply in the new discussions, a TON of white space (and sometimes odd formatting) is getting added into their post. It becomes visible when they post it and have to go back in to edit it. I had this ha...

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For feature parity for Announcement Redesign it states that : Users must post before seeing repliesReply posts can be marked as read or unread This is incorrect as its not part of Announcements rather part of Discussions, a student will never post an...

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Dear Canvas, please roll back the enforcement of New Discussions. The format is virtually unusable. I can't find new posts, I have to make multiple clicks to do basic functions, and the default view discourages discussion by hiding replies. This make...

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Red Dot Not Working Properly. The red dot beside initial posts does not go away after I have replied to the post. If someone else replies to the same initial post after me, it returns. Confusing. Please go back to the old way.

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Many problems with new discussion design. Here's one:Quotes leave large spaces. When I reply to a student and I copy and paste words from that student in their previous discussion post into my reply, the reply leaves huge spaces between the quoted wo...

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The new discussion feature does not display the To-Do date at the top of the page for discussions. This is confusing and inconsistent with other content types that are added to the student to-do list with a date (e.g., pages, assignments).The ability...

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The new discussion redesign allows students to report a post if it is "inappropriate; offensive, abusive; or other". However, it seems that the reporter is anonymous and if they choose "other," they are not asked to explain why.It would be useful to ...

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As I see it, there are 2 big, substantive big problems with the redesign: I.  The redesign HIDES replies by default, making it unlikely students will read them!  This is effectively a negative nudge as even if students understand that they COULD read...

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After I activated the Discussion Redesign, my students said they could no longer reply to peer posts. Please let me know if there is a fix for this?  My students are required to reply to peer posts in a discussion.

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Recent posts in other Community groups this week drew my attention to the anonymous posting feature available only in the redesign. I suggest that there are at least four changes needed to consider this feature completely & properly implemented.  Ano...

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We recently enabled the Discussion Redesign feature prior to the summer term start. I noticed that the option to enable peer reviews is not available. The guides to enabled peer reviews are not listed in the instructor guides but they are still liste...

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Hello, I am reaching out on behalf of instructors I support who have been utilizing the updated Discussions interface. Some instructors have expressed difficulty in clearly distinguishing between original posts and replies within discussion threads. ...

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Hello, I wanted to bring to your attention a performance issue that instructors at my college have reported with the recently redesigned Discussions feature. During a recent Q&A session, an instructor mentioned that when a discussion has a large numb...

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Hello, Currently, in Discussions Redesign, if an instructor selects settings, such as Expand Threads, some or all of their preferences return to the default settings upon leaving or refreshing the page. It is inefficient to have to reselect preferred...

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In the Discussion redesign, I noticed the "Inactive" label doesn't appear like it did in the legacy discussion. If a student posts in the discussion and then drops the course (enrollments status = inactive), the used to have an "Inactive" label next ...

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Hi, I was directed to post my feature idea here.    Problem statement: Currently, the permissions for the Mentions feature that is part of the Discussions Redesign is bundled together with the "Conversations - Send messages to individual course membe...

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In the latest version of Canvas Discussions Redesign, there's a single checkbox option for allowing students to edit or delete their own discussion replies. However, this presents a limitation as instructors might want more nuanced control over stude...

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The discussion redesign is heading in the right direction. I have commented on other features elsewhere, but one I thought worth mentioning was the readability of the replies, especially when you have nested replies enabled. It makes it difficult to ...

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Hello everyone the discussion revision is creating a terrible problem trying to reply to students' initial posts.  The issue is that it is sorting them based on the last reply instead of the initial post date. I have never had that be the case in an...

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Hi, Quick question do we have any examples of what Anonymous discussions and grading will look like? We found in the recent blog post and I heard from support that your team is planning to implement this with the July 20 release. Our institution has ...

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There is much about the Discussions redesign that works really well - I think it's easier for students to make discussion posts and reply. However, for grading purposes, there is no option but to actively view and scroll through the Canvas pages. Pre...

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Currently if the Anonymous Discussion has the options 'Off,' 'Partial' which gives students the option of sharing their name and profile picture, and 'Full' which means "student names and profile pictures are hidden from other course members, includi...

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