How do I send direct messages to people in the Canvas Community?

Document created by Canvas Doc Team Employee on Jun 22, 2018Last modified by jivedocs@instructure.com on Jun 22, 2018
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Direct messages are a way to target a specific person or persons you want to include in a conversation. All messages reside in your Inbox.

Open Inbox

Open Inbox

To access your inbox, click the @ button. Or, go directly by URL community.canvasLMS.com/inbox

Send Message

Send Message

Click the Send Message button.

Send Direct Message

Send Direct Message

To send a direct message to an individual, navigate to the user's profile, click the Actions dropdown menu [1] and click the Send direct message link [2].

Compose Message

Compose Message

Type in the name(s) of the users [1], a subject line [2], and your message [3].

When you are finished, click the Send button [4].

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