Faster Communication with Students

Idea created by John Harrell on Jun 22, 2017

    One thing I find particularly annoying with Canvas is that I cannot directly send an Announcement to all students through their Troy email.  This was a feature of Blackboard.  Also I cannot respond directly to a student's answer on Discussion Board nor is there an Edit feature, as on Blackboard, where I can do a word count.  Blackboard had a Reply button which allowed me to send an email directly to the student with a critique of their answer.  Using Inbox is very cumbersome and time consuming, especially if the class has a large number of students.


    I would like to see both of these features added to Canvas: Emailing of Announcements to all students in my class and  both an Edit and Reply feature in Discussions.