How do I reply to submission comments in Conversations?

Canvas recently introduced a new page design called the New Canvas User Interface (UI). This lesson may include two images for specific steps to show the difference between the two designs. Unless otherwise indicated, the functionality and location of the components remain the same. The view available to you is determined by your institution.

Submission Comments allows users to view all comments sent and received from assignment submissions.

Note: Submission comments only appear between a student and any user who has appropriate Gradebook and SpeedGrader editing and commenting permissions—most commonly an instructor, TA, or both.

Open Inbox

Open Inbox

In the Help Corner, click the Inbox link.

Open Inbox in New Canvas UI

Open Inbox in New Canvas UI

If you are using the New Canvas User Interface (UI), in Global Navigation, click the Inbox link.

Open Submission Comments

Open Submission Comments

Click the Inbox filter [1] and select the Submission Comments option [2].

Select Submission Comment

Select Submission Comment

Each message contains the name of the course and the name of the submission [1]. Click the submission comment where you want to reply [2].

Reply to Comments

In the toolbar, click the Reply icon [1]. You can also click the reply icon in the conversation thread [2].

Note: In Submission Comments, the name of the course assignment links to the assignment [3]. This link allows access the assignment submission and view any associated attachments that may be part of the submission comment.

Write Comment

Write Comment

In the text window, type your comment for the submission [1]. Click the Send button [2].

View Comment

View your reply in the conversation thread.

Replies are also posted back to the assignment and can be viewed in the Gradebook and SpeedGrader.