How do I close an Announcement 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 stop students from posting replies to individual announcements, use the close for comments button.

Note: You can disable comments for all Announcements by following How do I disable comments in Announcements for the entire course?

Open Announcements

Open Announcements

In Course Navigation, click the Announcements link.

Open Announcement

Open Announcement

Click the title of the announcement [1]. You can also click the settings icon [2] and select the Close for comments link [3].

Close for Comments

Close for Comments

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

View Announcement

View Announcement

Verify the announcement is closed for comments by locating the This announcement is closed for comments indicator.

Re-Open for Comments

Re-Open for Comments

Locate the Settings icon and click the Open for Comments link to re-open the announcement for comments.