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How do I edit or delete discussion replies as a student?

If your instructor allows, you can edit and delete your own discussion posts. If the edit or delete option does not appear, your instructor has restricted this setting in your course.

Note: This setting does not affect discussions in course groups.

Open Discussions

Open Discussions

In Course Navigation, click the Discussions link.

Open Discussion

Click a discussion title.

Open Options Icon

Open Settings Icon

Each of your posts have a settings icon with edit and delete options. Click the Options icon on the post you want to modify.

Edit Discussion Reply

Edit Discussion Reply

Locate the student reply you want to edit and click the Options menu [1]. Then select the Edit option [2].

Save Edits

Save Edits

Edit the discussion reply in the Rich Content Editor [1]. To post your edits, click the Done button [2].

Verify Edit

Verify Edit

Canvas displays an Edited by label on the edited post. The label displays your name and the date and time the post was edited. This label cannot be removed.

Delete Reply

To delete your reply to a discussion topic, click the reply Options icon [1], then select the Delete option [2].

Confirm Delete

Confirm Delete

Click the OK button.

Verify Delete

Verify Delete

If you delete a discussion reply with other course user replies attached, Canvas shows a Deleted by notification. The notification includes your name and the date and time the post was deleted. This entry cannot be removed.

However, if you delete a reply that does not have any course user replies attached, Canvas does display a Deleted by notification.

Note: Course instructors can see that you deleted your replies in the discussion.

View Restricted Options

If your instructor has restricted the option to edit or delete your discussion replies, the options are disabled.