How do I send a message to my students from the Gradebook?
Canvas recently introduced a new page design called the New Canvas User Interface (UI). Depending on your Canvas view, your page design may vary from the images shown in this lesson. However, the functionality and location of the components remain the same.
You can use the Gradebook to send messages to your students. Message subjects are filtered based on specific assignment categories:
- Haven't submitted yet—students who haven't submitted the assignment. This category does not include students who have been manually awarded a grade, even if they did not submit the assignment. Once a grade has been awarded for an assignment (either automatically or manually), Canvas no longer verifies actual submissions.
- Haven't been graded—students whose assignments have not yet been graded (submitted or unsubmitted).
- Scored less than [point value]—students who earned a grade on their assignment less than X number of points.
- Scored more than [point value]—students who earned a grade on their assignment more than X number of points.
Although one message most likely will be sent to multiple students at the same time, each student will receive an individual message.
Select Message Category
By default, Canvas will show names from the Haven't submitted yet category.
In the drop-down menu , select the category of students you want to message. Based on real-time data, Canvas will show the names of the students who fall in the category you selected . You can also remove students from the message by clicking the Remove icon.
Canvas will also generate a subject line based on the category , but you can edit the subject line if needed.