In the past, I've used Kidblog for certain online discussion in my ELA class. With 8th graders, it is useful to be able to approve posts/comments before they are published and visible to the class. Is that setting available in Canvas?
Good afternoon, @MikeHladio ...
Unfortunately, this kind of capability does not exist in Canvas...to my knowledge. I did a quick search of content here in the Community, and I found two past similar topics that confirm this:
Also, I found an existing Feature Idea here that seems to align with what you are asking about: Allow instructor to block/moderate student from di... - Canvas Community. You might want to read through that Feature Idea to see if it sounds like anything you'd want to see implemented in Canvas. If so, give it a star rating, and also consider posting a comment to it letting Instructure know why this would be important to you. (You could even copy your above text as a comment to that Feature Idea if you wanted.)
I know this might not totally answer your question, but I hope it has helped in some way. Let members of the Community know if you have any other questions about this...thanks! Take care...be well.