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How do I change discussion settings to manually mark discussion replies as read as an instructor?

How do I change discussion settings to manually mark discussion replies as read as an instructor?

In discussion replies, a blue dot indicates the reply is new and unread. A white dot indicates a reply is read. When you navigate away from the discussion or refresh the page, the blue dots will change to white dots indicating the replies are read.

You can tell Canvas not to automatically mark your discussion replies as read so that you can manually control which replies you haven't viewed. Your selection for this option will apply to the Discussions settings for all of your courses. By default, manually marking posts as read is turned off.

You can manually mark discussion replies as read or unread at any time.

Open Discussions

Open Discussions

In Course Navigation, click the Discussions link.

Open Settings

Click the Settings icon.

Manually Mark Posts as Read

Manually Mark Posts as Read

Click the Manually Mark Posts as Read checkbox.

Note: Selecting this option will require you to manually mark posts as read for all of your courses.

Save Settings

Save Settings

Click the Save Settings button.

These comments are posted to the global Canvas Community,

NOT your Canvas course.

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  • Need to reply to a course discussion? Log in to your Canvas course and add your comment there (Tip: Visit your school's website to log in to Canvas).
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