How do I subscribe to a Discussion as a student?
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.
You can subscribe to entire Discussion threads in your courses and be notified when new comments are posted to the topic. If you reply to a discussion, you will automatically be subscribed to discussions and will be notified of updates unless you manually unsubscribed to that discussion. Please note that you cannot subscribe to individual threads within a threaded discussion.
You will automatically be subscribed to discussions you create in your student groups. You will also be subscribed to any new discussions you create in your course, if your instructor has set course permissions that allow you to do so.
Note: You must specify your Notification Preferences to receive updates for subscribed discussions.
In Notification Preferences, you can change the method and frequency of subscribed discussion posts.
Subscribe on Discussions Index Page
You can subscribe to an entire discussion from the Discussions page. Locate the discussion you want to subscribe to and click the Discussions icon.
The Discussions icon will turn green when you hover over the icon and then stay green when you are subscribed.