How do I send a message in the Student app on my Android device?

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You can send conversation messages to people in your courses using your Android device.

The images in this lesson are shown for a phone display, but unless otherwise noted, tablet displays mirror the same steps.

Open Inbox

Open Inbox

In the Navigation Bar, tap the Inbox icon.

Add Message

Add Message

Tap the Add icon.

Select Course

Select Course

Tap the Select a course menu [1]. Then select the course or group for your message [2].

Search by Name

Search by Name

To search by name, type the name of your recipient in the To field.

Choose Recipients

Choose Recipients

When the full name of the recipient appears, tap the name.

Search by Course Filter

Search by Course Filter

To search by filter, tap the Add icon.

View User Roles

View User Roles

To search by course filter, select users by group.

To select users in a 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].

Choose Recipients

Choose Recipients

Tap the name(s) of the recipients [1]. A checkmark will display on the profile icon for each selected user. Then tap theDonelink [2].

Remove Recipient

Remove Recipient

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 Send individual message to each recipient 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].

Note: 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.

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