How do I send a message from the Inbox in the Teacher app on my Android device?

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You can send conversation messages to students or other users 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 Inbox

Open Messages

In the Dashboard, tap the Inbox icon.

Add Message

Add 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.

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 users by group.

To select a user group, tap the recipient's user group [1]. You can select all members in a specific user group by tapping the checkbox next to the group [2].

Select Recipients

Select Recipients

Tap the name(s) of the recipients. Then tap the Done link [2].

Modify Recipients

Modify Recipients

If you need to remove a recipient, hold down the name of the recipient and tap the remove icon.

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 message field [3], type your message.

If you want to add an attachment to your message, tap the attachment icon [4].

When you are ready to send your message, tap the Send icon [5].

Notes:

  • New messages will not appear in the Inbox on the Canvas app 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.
  • To learn more about media attachments, view the Canvas Media Comparison PDF.
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