How do I tell Canvas to not automatically mark my Discussion replies as read?

In discussion replies, a blue dot indicates the reply is new and unread. A white dot indicates a reply is read. When you navigate away from the Discussion or refresh the page, the blue dots will change to white dots indicating the replies are read.

You can tell Canvas not to automatically mark your Discussion replies as read so that you can manually control which replies you haven't viewed. By default, manually marking posts as read is turned off.

You can manually mark discussion replies as read or unread at any time as a student or an instructor.

Open Discussions

Open Discussions

In Course Navigation, click the Discussions link.

Open Settings

Click the Settings icon.

Manually Mark Posts as Read

Manually Mark Posts as Read

Click the Manually Mark Posts as Read checkbox.

Save Settings

Save Settings

Click the Save Settings button.