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.
Tap the Select a course link  and select the course where you want to send the message .
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.
Search by Course Filter
To search by course filter, select users by group.
To select a user group, tap the recipient's user group . You can select all members in a specific user group by tapping the checkbox next to the group .
If you need to remove a recipient, hold down the name of the recipient and tap the remove icon.
In the Subject field , enter a subject for your message.
If you want to send individual messages to each recipient, tap the message toggle .
In the message field , type your message.
If you want to add an attachment to your message, tap the attachment icon .
When you are ready to send your message, tap the Send icon .
- 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.