How do I reply to a message in Conversations?

Canvas makes it easy to reply to messages in your Conversations Inbox.

If you want to reply to a submission comment, you can to reply using submission comments in your Inbox or directly from your assignment or quiz. For students, visit the lesson about viewing instructor comments. For instructors, you can evaluate assignments in SpeedGrader™ and leave feedback for your students, or you can make comments in the Gradebook.

Open the Inbox

Open the Inbox

In the Help Corner, click the Inbox link.

Select Conversation

Click the Conversation you want to respond to [1]. Hover over the timestamp and click the reply icon [2] within the message or the reply icon in the toolbar [3].

Note: If there is more than one recipient, you can reply-all to the conversation and everyone included will see your reply.

Reply to Message

Reply to Message

Type your reply in the message field [1]. You can attach a file or media [2]. When you are ready, click the Send button [3].

View Sent Message

Your message appears in the preview text of the conversation [1] and at the top of the individual thread [2].

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