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Canvas - About the Inbox

The article organizes various guides for using the Inbox feature in Canvas into four main categories, aimed at instructors. These include managing and navigating messages, creating and sending messages, replying and responding, and advanced message management. Overall, it provides a comprehensive guide covering everything from basic navigation to advanced functions, tailored to the needs of educational instructors.

Managing and Navigating Messages

This section guides on how to managing your Inbox in Canvas, including finding unread messages and applying filters to better organize your communication.

Creating and Sending Messages

Learn how to initiate conversations and send messages to individual or group members within your course, along with instructions on attaching files and media comments.

Replying and Responding

Navigating responses can be key to effective communication. In this part, you'll discover how to reply to messages, provide private responses within group messages, and engage with submission comments.

Advanced Message Management

Explore forwarding messages, adding new people to existing conversations, and managing your conversations through deletion or archiving.


Instructors are welcome to contact the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning for additional support. This article was developed using the Canvas Guides provided by Canvas.









KeywordsCanvas, Inbox, instructors, managing messages, navigating messages, creating messages, sending messages, replying, responding, advanced message management, attachment, filters, conversation, group messages, archive, delete   Doc ID82015
OwnerDavid D.GroupCETL
Created2018-05-01 13:33:41Updated2023-08-18 16:23:22
SitesUW-Milwaukee Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
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