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How do I mark discussions replies as read or unread in Discussions Redesign as an instructor?

By default, an icon displays next to all unread discussion replies. As you scroll down the page, that icon will be removed from each reply.

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

If the steps in this lesson do not match what is displayed in your course, learn how to mark discussion replies as read or unread in the Discussions Redesign interface.

Note: If a reply's state is manually changed, the post will not change states unless you manually change it again.

Open Discussions

Open Discussions

In Course Navigation, click the Discussions link.

Open Discussion

Open Discussion

Click the discussion you want to view.

View Posts

View Posts

The Unread icon indicates replies that have not been read [1].

If the Unread icon does not display, it means the post has been read or marked as read [2].

Mark Post as Unread

Mark Post as Unread

To mark a reply as unread, click the Options icon next to the reply [1] and click the Mark Post as Unread link [2].

Verify Post as Unread

Verify Post as Unread

View the Unread icon, which indicates the reply is marked as unread.

Mark Post as Read

Mark Post as Read

To change an unread reply to read, click the Options icon next to the reply [1] and click the Mark Post as Read link [2].

Verify Post as Read

Verify Post as Read

View the post marked as read.

Note: If a reply's state is manually changed, the post will not change states unless you manually change it again.