Canvas Guides (en)Canvas Student iOS Guide StudentHow do I send a message in the Canvas Student app on my iOS device?

How do I send a message in the Canvas Student app on my iOS device?

You can send conversation messages to multiple people in your courses in the app.

The images in this lesson are shown for a phone display, but unless otherwise noted, tablet displays mirror the same steps.

Open Messages

Open Messages

In the Dashboard, tap the Messages icon.

Compose New Message

Compose New Message

Tap the Add icon.

Select Course

Select Course

Tap the Select a course link [1] and select the course where you want to send the message [2].

Add Recipient

Add Recipient

In the To field, tap the Add icon.

Note: You can only add one user or group of users at a time.

Search by Name

Search by Name

To search by name, type the name of your recipient in the text field.

Note: If you cannot remember a recipient's name, you can search by course filter to select your recipient.

Select Recipient

Select Recipient

When the full name of the recipient appears, tap the name.

Search by Course Filter

Search by Course Filter

To search by course filter, select to message all users [1], select users by group [2], or message users by section [3].

Select User Group

Tap the recipient's user group [1].

Tap the name of the recipient [2]. You can select all members in a specific user group by tapping the All Members option [3].

Modify Recipients

Modify Recipients

If you need to remove a recipient, tap the remove icon.

Attach File

Attach File

To attach a file to the message, tap the Attach icon.

Select Attachment

Select Attachment

To select your attachment file, tap the Add icon [1]. Then select how you would like to attach a file [2].

View Attachment

View Attachment

Once you have added your attachment, it can be viewed on the Attachments page [1]. To delete your attachment, tap the Delete icon [2].

To add another attachment, tap the Add icon [3]. To return to your message, tap the Done link [4].

Send Message

Send Message

In the Subject field [1], enter a subject for your message.

If you want to send individual messages to each recipient, tap the message toggle [2].

In the compose field [3], type your message.

When you are ready to send your message, tap the Send link [4].

Note: New messages will not appear in the Inbox  until there is a reply to the message. However, if you have an existing Inbox message with a recipient, the message will appear as part of that message thread.