Canvas: How to communicate with students through Canvas

Summary

This KB article provides an overview of all the communication tools in Canvas. For more details about using any of the tools search for the article or Canvas guide about that Canvas tool.

 

Content

There are several options for communicating with students.  

  • Announcements:  Send course announcements that all students can see.
  • Inbox:  Email tool to send email to all students, individual students, to course groups or course section.
  • Assessment:  Send comments to individual students that is private and associated to the specific assessment.
  • Discussions:  The Discussion forum can be setup as an open, interactive communication for the entire class.
  • Gradebook:  The assessment column has an communication option for sending messages to specific students.  In the column header use the option to "Message students who".
  • People:  In the People area you can select an individual student and select the Envelope icon in their profile to send an individual email.

 

Note:  Your course must be Published in order to email your students.  At the end of the semester the course will be set to "Read Only", at that time, the functionality to email students is no longer available.


 

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Details

Article ID: 1560
Created
Fri 7/19/19 6:11 PM
Modified
Mon 5/3/21 3:53 PM
Applicable Institution(s):
Granite State College (GSC)
Keene State College (KSC)
Plymouth State University (PSU)
University of New Hampshire (UNH)