How do I disable comments in Announcements for the entire course?

Canvas recently introduced a new page design called the New Canvas User Interface (UI). Depending on your Canvas view, your page design may vary from the images shown in this lesson. However, the functionality and location of the components remain the same.

Instructors can disable comments on Announcements and have that setting applied to every Announcement throughout the entire course. Individual Announcements can be closed for comments.

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.

Update Course Details

Update Course Details

Click the Update Course Details button.

Student View

Student View

This is what students will see when Announcement comments are disabled. Each Announcement will display a lock icon to show that the Announcement is locked for comments.