send messages to students on Canvas like you would in an email account. This is
a good way to make sure that your important messages about your course don’t
get mixed up with your students’ personal emails.
- Log into Canvas.
- Select Inbox
from the upper right-hand corner of the screen to navigate to
The left side of the screen will display messages
in your inbox, and you can send a new message on the right side of the screen.
- Enter the name of
an individual student, group, or course, in the To: to send them a
- Select the
contacts icon to view a list of everyone in your courses whom you can
- Enter the text of
- Choose whether to
attach a file or record or upload an audio or video comment to attach
media to your message.
- Click the Send
button when you finish.
- Select a message
from the left side of the screen to read it.
- Star a message to
designate it as important.
- Select the gear
icon next to a message for more options for how to organize it.
- Use the dropdown
menu labeled Inbox to select what type of messages you would like
- Enter a name,
group, or course in the Filter field to search for conversations
with a certain individual or set of individuals.
- Select the
writing icon to begin to compose a new message.
can also interact with students using Chat. Learn how here.