How do I send a message to an entire class?
You can use Conversations to send a message to your entire class. If you want to receive any replies outside of Canvas, you can set personal notification preferences for Conversations.
Messaging the entire class is a course permission. If you cannot send a message to the entire class, your institution has restricted this feature.
- Students will only appear in your course once they have accepted the invitation to join the course. If you are trying to message students before your course has started, make sure you publish your course so invitations can be sent to your students. If your institution does not allow you to publish your own course before the term begins, check with your institution to confirm the term access dates for publishing your course.
- Once your course has concluded, you cannot send a message to your entire class.
Select the course you wish to message from the course drop-down menu.
Open Address Book
Click the address book to send a message to the entire class.
Click the name of the course.
Add a subject line and type in the message field. Click the Send button when you are finished.
Note: If you do not want a student to see all recipients in the message, click the Send individual messages checkbox.