Canvas Discussions & Announcements redesign coming in May

The upcoming redesign of Canvas Discussions & Announcements includes an updated user interface as well as several new Discussion features such as:

  • anonymous discussions
  • user mentions
  • reply quoting
  • reply edit history
  • reply reporting

ITS Teaching & Learning announced the Canvas update will be implemented on May 6, 2024, however instructors can enable the new features now, if desired, by following these steps:

  1. Go to Settings in your course
  2. Click on the Feature Options tab at the top of the page
  3. Scroll down to find Discussions/Announcements Redesign and click on the red X in the circle in the State column
  4. Select Enabled to turn on the redesign for Announcements and Discussions in your course

For more information about this redesign update, refer to the Canvas Discussions & Announcements Redesign page, or email [email protected] for more information.

Source: ITS Teaching & Learning