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How do I view Conversations messages in the Canvas app on my iOS device?

Canvas lets you access your conversations on your mobile device so you can keep in touch with people in your course at any time.

The images in this lesson are shown for a phone display, but unless otherwise noted, tablet displays mirror the same steps.

Note: Unlike the web version of Canvas, you cannot view assignment comments from your instructor in Conversations. However, you can view comments in the assignment.

Open Messages

Open Messages

In the Dashboard, tap the Messages icon.

If there are new messages, the icon will indicate the number of new messages received. This indicator helps you know when you have new messages when you are in another part of the app.

View Conversations Messages

View Conversations Messages

The Conversations folder displays all messages you have received and is organized the same way as the browser version of Conversations. Messages are arranged in chronological order—newer messages appear at the top, and older messages appear near the bottom. New messages are indicated with a blue dot.

Swipe the app from top to bottom to quickly refresh your messages.

View Mailbox Filters

View Mailbox Filters

You can view different types of messages. The default view is the Inbox [2], which shows all types of messages. If you only want to view messages you haven't read yet, tap the Unread button [2]. To view messages you've archived, tap the Archive button [3]. To view messages that have been sent, tap the Sent button [4]. Note that some filters may not apply to any messages.

Manage Conversations

Manage Conversations

To archive a message thread, swipe your finger across the message you want to archive. Then tap the Archive button.

Note: You cannot delete messages in the Canvas app.

Manage Multiple Conversations

Manage Multiple Conversations

You can also manage multiple conversations by tapping the Edit link.

Archive Conversations

select conversations

Tap the messages you'd like to archive [1]. Then tap the Archive link [2]. The selected messages will be moved to the Archive folder.

View Messages

View Messages

To view a message, tap the message you want to open.

View the selected message thread.