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How do I edit or delete student discussion replies in a course?

How do I edit or delete student discussion replies in a course?

As an instructor, you have the ability to edit or delete discussion replies within your course. This setting helps you moderate your course and remove any inappropriate or otherwise unwanted posts.

You can also choose to view or hide all deleted replies in a discussion. By default, deleted replies are hidden in a discussion.

If the steps in this lesson do not match what is displayed in your course, learn how to edit or delete discussion replies in the Discussions Redesign interface.

Open Discussions

Open Discussions

In Course Navigation, click the Discussions link.

Open Discussion

Course Questions

Click the name of a discussion.

Edit Discussion Reply

Edit Discussion Reply

Locate the student reply you want to edit and click the Options menu [1]. Then select the Edit option [2].

Save Edits

Save Edits

Edit the discussion reply in the Rich Content Editor [1]. To post your edits, click the Done button [2].

Verify Edit

Verify Edit

Canvas will post a note after the entry that indicates the post has been edited. The text will include your name, and the date and time the post was edited. This entry cannot be removed.

Delete Reply

To delete a student reply, click the reply Options icon [1], then select the Delete option [2].

Confirm Delete

Confirm Delete

To delete the entry, click the OK button.

Show Deleted Replies

Show Deleted Replies

To view details for all deleted replies in the discussion, click the Show button.

View Deleted Discussion Replies

Deleted discussion replies display the name of the user who deleted the reply as well as the date and time the reply was deleted [1].

If a discussion reply with a threaded response is deleted, the Deleted notification always displays and is not hidden from view [2].

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