Message box improvement

Idea created by Kathleen Trisdale on Feb 9, 2018
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    I like how Canvas has groups, discussions, chats, etc. Sometimes though I need to reach other students in class, en masse.  If the “students” list had radio buttons next to them, I can select one, some, or all classmates to message without having to go “students, click one, go back to list, click one...30 times. That’s especially difficult if I’m using a touch screen device.  Sometimes we need to reach out to each other and it’s important enough that they see the message. They don’t always or can’t always look at discussions or chat and not every instructor enables these features unless we ask for it. Can you put radio buttons next to classmates (and instructors if there are multiple instructors for a course or related courses like English 1 and LR10 (library research))?  That would be incredibly helpful.  Thank you.