Does an "announcement" send an email to student accounts, or do they have to look at the course to see it? I would like to be able to send a bulk email to every student in the course. I don't see that as an option.
Hi Wes and welcome to the community.
The Inbox tool in your Global Navigation Menu on the left is where you can 'email' your students, either individually, in groups, or the whole class.
Here's a guide for it. How do I use the Inbox as an instructor?
When I see the word 'conversations' I just translate it to 'inbox' in my head.
There are loads of other ways to communicate within Canvas but that's a great place to start.
That depends on how each student has their notifications set up. See How do I set my Canvas notification preferences as a student?
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