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How do I send a message to an instructor from the course page in the Canvas Parent app on my iOS device?

How do I send a message to an instructor from the course page in the Canvas Parent app on my iOS device?

You can send a message to your student's Canvas instructor from the course page using your mobile device. You can also send a message to your student's Canvas instructor from an assignment page and your Canvas Inbox.

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

Open Course

Open Course

To open a course, tap the course name.

Open Message

Open Message

To send a message to the course instructor, click the Message icon.

Compose New Message

Compose New Message

The course instructor's name automatically displays in the To field [1]. If the course has multiple instructors or TAs, you can add or remove recipient(s) by tapping the Recipients icon [2].

The subject of the message displays automatically. However, you can edit the subject content, by tapping the Subject field [3].

To compose your message, tap the Message field [4]. Use the keyboard to type your message.

To attach a file to your message, click the Attach icon [5].

Send Message

Send Message

To send your message, click the Send link [1].

To discard your message draft, click the Cancel link [2].

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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