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How do I view my Canvas Inbox in the Canvas Parent app on my Android device?

How do I view my Canvas Inbox in the Canvas Parent app on my Android device?

You can access your Canvas Inbox on your mobile device to view and send messages to your student's Canvas instructor. Learn more about sending messages to the course instructor in the courses page and an assignment page.

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

Open User Menu

Open User Menu

In the Dashboard, tap the Menu icon.

Open Inbox

Open Inbox

Tap the Inbox link [1]. If the Inbox link includes a numbered badge, the badge indicates the number of unread messages in your inbox [2].

View Inbox

View Inbox

Messages display in chronological order, with the most recent message at the top.

To refresh the Inbox, pull down on the Inbox page.

Send Message

Send Message

To send a new message, tap the Message icon.

Open Message

Open Message

To view a message in your inbox, tap the message you want to open.

View Message Thread

View Message Thread

View the selected message thread. If a message includes multiple replies, the thread displays replies chronologically with the most recent reply at the top.

To reply, tap the Reply icon.

These comments are posted to the global Canvas Community,

NOT your Canvas course.

  • Have a question about using Canvas? Visit the Q&A page.
  • Have an idea to improve Canvas? Visit the Idea Conversations space.
  • Need to reply to a course discussion? Log in to your Canvas course and add your comment there (Tip: Visit your school's website to log in to Canvas).
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