How do I mark Discussion posts as read or unread?

By default, as you read new Discussion posts, Canvas will mark them as read (changing the indicators from blue to white) as you scroll down the page. However, you can manually mark each posts back to a read or unread state.

You can tell Canvas not to automatically mark all your posts as read in your Discussion settings.

Note: Once a post's state is manually changed, the post will not change states (become read or unread) until you manually change it again.

Open Discussions

Open Discussions

Click the Discussions link.

Open Discussion

Click the discussion you wish to read.

In this example, this discussion has 9 total replies with 5 of them unread.

View Posts

A white dot [1] indicates the reply has been read. A blue dot [2] indicates a reply is new or unread.

Mark Post as Unread

To change a read post to unread, click the dot next to the post you wish to change.

Verify Post as Unread

View the post now marked as unread.

Mark Post as Read

To change an unread post to read, click the dot next to the post you wish to change.

Verify Post as Read

View the post now marked as read.

Note: Once a post's state is manually changed, the post will not change states (become read or unread) until you manually change it again.

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