Viewing Unread Discussion Posts
Discussion boards are another feature in Canvas, and a great tool for both teachers and students to increase interaction. The discussion posts in these boards will appear “read” when you scroll through a discussion thread, but if you want them to stay as “unread”, all you have to do is change this default setting. The link below will show you how.
Discussion board settings: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-3245
Remember that to see just the unread discussion posts, click the “unread” button on the top of the discussion post page!