When I used Blackboard years ago, I loved a feature in the Discussion forums that allowed me to see who had replied to a post I had made. A small number (e.g., 2, 4, 9, etc.) would appear next to specific posts that I had made, and those numbers told me that I had that number of replies to that specific post. Students too had that feature so that they knew to go back and respond to those peers who had responded to them for a specific post. This created the back and forth dialogue that I seek that is lost in the current sea of submission comments now in Canvas since it is impossible to tell if someone has replied to a specific post without combing through all of the posts.
Is there a similar feature planned for Canvas? A way to know if a specific posting on a specific forum has replies?