In a discussion, you have several options to view and sort discussions. Use the search field to search for replies or specific authors .
To filter by unread or read replies, click the Filter drop-down menu .
To subscribe to a discussion, click the Subscribe icon . Subscribing to a discussion allows you to follow the discussion and receive notifications as set in your notification preferences. If you are subscribed, the icon is filled. To unsubscribe, click the Subscribe icon.
To open options for the discussion, click the Options icon . Options allows you to mark all existing posts (replies) as read.
You can view how many unread and replies are in the discussion .
View Graded Discussion
If your student's discussion is a graded discussion, you can view the discussion the same way as regular discussions. However, you can view the number of points the discussion is worth , and if there is a due date .
Discussion replies are shown in order of post date. In discussion replies, the unread icon indicates the reply is new and unread . After you view a discussion reply, the unread icon no longer displays . When you navigate away from the discussion or refresh the page, Canvas automatically marks the replies as read. After Canvas has changed the reply status, you can manually mark discussion replies as read or unread at any time.
You can also change your discussion settings so you can manually mark discussion replies as read.
View Threaded Discussions
Threaded Discussions are discussions with replies within replies. In addition to post date, replies are shown in hierarchal order, with replies naturally indented to indicate when a student replies to another student's reply.
When viewing threaded discussion replies, you can collapse and expand individual threaded discussions. Click the # of replies link to expand or collapse a threaded discussion reply . When a threaded discussion reply is collapsed, you can view the reply indicators showing the number of unread and total replies .
To collapse threaded replies after you expand them, click the Collapse replies link .
View Liked Discussions
If your student's teacher allows you to like replies in a discussion, a Like icon appears next to each reply in the discussion. Blue icons indicate replies that you've liked. The number of total likes also appears next to the icon.
Search for Reply
To search for a discussion reply, enter any term in the Search field . Search results include matches for user names  and reply text .