How do I close a Discussion for comments in my 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.

To manually stop students from posting replies to discussion posts, use the close for comments link. You can also pin discussions to the closed for comments section on the discussion index page.

Note: You can automatically set your post to close for comments on a specific date by creating discussion availability dates.

Open Discussions

Open Discussions

In Course Navigation, click the Discussions link.

Open Discussion

Open Discussion

Click the title of a discussion.

Close For Comments

Close For Comments

Locate the Settings icon and click the Close for Comments link.

Note: For Graded Discussions, the Close for Comments option will not appear until after the Discussion due date.

View Discussion

View Discussion

Verify the discussion is closed for comments by locating the This topic is closed for comments indicator.

Re-Open for Comments

Re-Open for Comments

If you want to re-open your discussion, locate the Settings icon and click the Open for Comments link to re-open the discussion for comments.