How do I edit or delete student Discussion posts?

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.

As an Instructor, you have the ability to edit or delete Discussion posts within your course. This setting helps you moderate your course and remove any inappropriate or otherwise unwanted posts.

Access Discussions

Access Discussions

In Course Navigation, click the Discussions link.

Open Discussion

Open Discussion

Click a discussion title.

Open Settings Icon

Open Settings Icon

Each post has a settings icon with edit and delete options. Click the Settings icon on the post you want to modify.

Edit Student Post

Edit Student Post

To edit a student post, click the Edit link.

Save Edits

Save Edits

Make your edits in the Rich Content Editor [1]. When you are finished, click the Done button [2].

Verify Edit

Verify Edit

Canvas will post a note after the entry that indicates the post has been edited. The text will include your name, and the date and time the post was edited. This entry cannot be removed.

Delete Student Post

Delete Student Post

To delete a student post, open the Settings icon and click the Delete link.

Confirm Delete

Confirm Delete

To delete the entry, click the OK button.

Verify Delete

Verify Delete

Canvas will remove the entry and indicate the post has been deleted. The text will include your name, and the date and time the post was deleted. This entry cannot be removed.