Currently, the discussion posts are ordered from oldest to newest. A student/professor has to scroll or go to the last page and then scroll to get to the latest post.
Canvas REALLY needs to re-order this so that newest discussion posts appear at the top of the first page so that it is easy to find current conversations.
This topic had 100+ likes in the old community and I was really surprised not to see it on here already (I searched for this using several different search terms). I sure hope we don't have to go through and re-idea every single feature request that had at least 30 likes and was years old with no action or response from Instructure.
This idea has been developed and deployed to Canvas