How do I send a private message to my instructor?
You can send private messages to your instructor within Conversations in Canvas.
Click the Pencil and Paper icon to compose a new message.
Type Instructor Name
When you start typing your instructor's name in the To: field, Canvas will automatically pull up matching names. If multiple names appear, use the arrow key to select the individual you want to message. Then press Enter. The individual's name will appear in the To: field, highlighted in light blue.
Use Course Roster
To select your instructor from the course roster, click the Address Book icon  next to the To: field. From the course drop-down list, click the course name. Locate your instructor and select the checkbox next to his or her name . To navigate back to the list of courses, use the arrow icon .
To exit the course roster menu, press Return (on a MAC keyboard) or Enter (on a PC keyboard).
Type a message in the Message field . To add a file to your message, click the Attach link . To add a media comment, click the Record link . When you are finished, click the Send button .