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How do I disable announcement replies for an entire course?

How do I disable announcement replies for an entire course?

By default, comment replies are disabled for announcements unless enabled in an individual announcement. However, you can disable comments for announcements and have that setting applied to every announcement throughout the entire course. When this setting is applied, you cannot select the option to allow users to comment when creating an announcement.

If you enable announcement replies, only newly created announcements will be able to allow user replies. Any existing announcements will remain locked and must be opened to comments individually in the Announcements page.

Note: Depending on your institution's preference, comments may already be disabled in the course.

Open Settings

Open Settings

In Course Navigation, click the Settings link.

Open Course Details

Open Course Details

Click the Course Details tab.

Open More Options

Open More Options

Click the more options link.

Disable Comments on Announcements

Disable Comments on Announcements

Check the Disable comments on announcements checkbox.

Note: If the checkbox is grayed out, comments have already been disabled by your institution and cannot be changed.

Update Course Details

Update Course Details

Click the Update Course Details button.

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