Canvas: Disabling Replies to Announcements


This article describes how Announcement replies work in Canvas.



Prior to Spring 2016, by default, announcements could be replied to by anyone.


The replies are displayed on the Announcement page for all to see. This feature is usually not desired as a default course feature.


USNH has changed this setting so that Students can not reply to announcements. If copying a course from Fall 2015 or a sandbox, please double-check the setting by following the steps below. 

Note:  Anyone enrolled in the course as a non-student, e.g. teachers and TAs, will still be able to reply to announcements via text/email.

Alternate Solution

If you want to enable replies for students concerning announcements, do the following.

  1. Select your course and click Settings on the course menu.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click more options.
  3. Un-check Disable comments on announcements.


Need additional help?

Please fill out this Canvas webform with as much detail as possible, or contact the ET&S Help Desk team on your local campus.





Article ID: 910
Fri 7/19/19 5:42 PM
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Applicable Institution(s):
Granite State College (GSC)
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