How do I privately respond to an individual in a larger Conversation?

Canvas recently introduced a new page design called the New Canvas User Interface (UI). This lesson may include two images for specific steps to show the difference between the two designs. Unless otherwise indicated, the functionality and location of the components remain the same. The view available to you is determined by your institution.

Even when you are part of a group conversation, you can privately respond to another individual.

Open Inbox

Open Inbox

In the Help Corner, click the Inbox link.

Open Inbox in New Canvas UI

Open Inbox in New Canvas UI

If you are using the New Canvas User Interface (UI), in Global Navigation, click the Inbox link.

Select Conversation

Select Conversation

Select the conversation.

Locate Message

Locate the individual you want to send a private message to. Hover your mouse under the timestamp until you see the Reply icon.

 

Compose a Message

Compose a Message

Type a message in the message field [1]. When you are finished, click the Send button [2].

The message will send to the person in the To field and not to everyone else. If you want to reply to everyone, click the settings icon and select reply-all. Or use the reply-all button in the toolbar.