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How do I mark discussion replies as read or unread in Discussions Redesign as an observer?

By default, as you read new Discussions Redesign posts, Canvas will mark them as read (changing the indicators from blue to white) as you scroll down the page. However, you can manually mark each posts back to a read or unread state.

You can tell Canvas not to automatically mark all your posts as read in your Discussion settings.

Notes:

  • Once a post's state is manually changed, the post does not change states (become read or unread) until you manually change it again.
  • This lesson shows how to mark replies as read or unread using Discussions Redesign. If your discussions don’t look the same as what’s shown in this lesson, please view how to mark replies as read or unread using the classic Discussions interface.

Open Discussions

Open Discussions

In Course Navigation, click the Discussions link.

Open Discussion

Click the discussion you want to view.

View Posts

No read icon indicates the reply has been read [1]. The unread icon indicates a reply is new or unread [2].

Mark Post as Unread

To change a read post to unread, click the Options icon [1] and then click the Mark Post as Unread option [2].

Verify Post as Unread

Verify Post as Unread

View the post now marked as unread.

Mark Post as Read

To change an unread post to read, click the Options icon [1] and then click the Mark Post as Unread option [2].

Verify Post as Read

Verify Post as Read

View the post now marked as read.

Note: If a post's state is manually changed, the post does not change states (become read or unread) unless you manually change it again.