Canvas: Replies to Announcements


This article describes how Announcement replies work in Canvas.


Task: How to enable and disable replies to announcements on Canvas.

Prior to Spring 2016, by default, anyone could reply to announcements.  Those replies would then show up on the Announcement page and be visible to anyone with access to the Canvas course. 

USNH has now changed the default settings so that students cannot reply to announcements.  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.

If copying a course from Fall 2015 or a sandbox, please double-check the setting by following the steps below. 

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.
  3. Un-check Disable comments on announcements.


You can now enable and disable comments on announcements.

Need additional help?

Please use this link to the Technology Help Desk to locate your local campus contact information. 



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