Mark Dashboard Activity as Read

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"New Activity" on the dashboard such as replies to a discussion, an assignment being graded, or announcements should have the option to be marked as read from the dashboard page. I find that my dashboard always has "New Activity" from items that are weeks or months old because I did not access them in a way that clears the notification from the dashboard.

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KristinL
Community Team
Community Team
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Hi @AndrewMcGinley -

There is a way to clear out recent activity from the Dashboard. Are you looking to have an easier "mark all as read" option? Let me know if you are referring to a space different than what's included in this lesson:

How do I view global activity for all my courses in the Recent Activity Dashboard as a student? 

AndrewMcGinley
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I tried the steps in the lesson but it did not clear the notification I was referring to.

I am referring to the blue "NEW ACTIVITY" banner circled in red in the top left of this image.

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KristinL
Community Team
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Status changed to: Open

Hi @AndrewMcGinley  -

Thank you for your follow-up! I can see where a "mark as read" button would be helpful. In the meantime, to clear those notifications, you need to click on the assignment and view the grade. That will nudge the New Activity to update.

Emmada
New Member

I would LOOOOOVE a read-all option in Canvas. You get so many notifications that you can't 'read' them all, you fall behind and eventually end up with 3+ years of notifications and a "new activity" notification perpetually in the left-hand corner.