How do I subscribe to a discussion as an instructor?
By default, you will automatically be subscribed to all discussion threads you create in your courses and be notified when new comments are posted to the topic.
If you allow TAs or students to create discussions in your course, you will not be automatically subscribed to discussions they create. You can manually subscribe to discussions created by TAs or students in your course. If you reply to a discussion, you will automatically be subscribed to that discussion and will be notified of updates unless you manually unsubscribe. Please also note that you cannot subscribe to individual threads within a threaded discussion.
If the steps in this lesson do not match what is displayed in your course, learn how to subscribe to a discussion in the Discussions Redesign interface.
- You must specify your Notification Preferences to receive updates for subscribed discussions.
- You cannot subscribe to discussions posted within student groups.
- If you import course content from another Canvas course, you must manually subscribe to imported discussions to receive notifications.
In Course Navigation, click the Discussions link.
Subscribe on Discussions Index Page
You can subscribe to an entire discussion from the Discussions index page. Locate to the discussion you want to subscribe to and click the Subscribe icon.
Note: The Subscribe icon will turn green when you are subscribed.
Unsubscribe on Discussions Index Page
To unsubscribe from a discussion, locate to the discussion you want to unsubscribe from and click the Subscribe icon.
Note: The Subscribe icon will appear as an outline when you are unsubscribed.
Subscribe within Discussion
You can also subscribe within a discussion. Click the name of the discussion you want to subscribe to.
Subscribe to Discussion
Click the Subscribe button.
Note: The Subscribe button will become green when you are subscribed to the discussion topic.
Unsubscribe from Discussion
To unsubscribe from a discussion, click the green Subscribed button.
Note: The Subscribed button will become a gray Subscribe button when you are unsubscribed from a discussion topic.