How do I send a message to students from the Gradebook?
You can use the Gradebook to send messages to your students. This lesson describes how to message students using the Message Students Who option. You can also message students individually in the Gradebook by using the student context card.
Message subjects are filtered based on specific assignment categories:
- Haven't submitted yet—students who haven't submitted the assignment, even if they have been manually awarded a grade.
- 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.
In Course Navigation, click the Grades link.
Open Assignment Menu
Hover over the assignment column header and click the Options icon.
Click the Message Students Who link.
Select Message Category
By default, Canvas will show names from the Have not been graded category.
In the For students who.. drop-down menu , select the category of students you want to message. Based on real-time data, Canvas displays the names of the observers who fall in the category you selected . You can also remove observers from the message by clicking the Remove icon .
Type the message subject in the Type Something... field .