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ddbald
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How do I email my whole class?

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How do I email by whole class at once?

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bneporadny
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Hi Deanna,

Canvas doesn't have a true email setup like say Outlook does. But that doesn't mean you can't get a message to your entire class. You have two ways to get a message out to your entire class

The first way to get a message out to your entire class is to use the conversaions feature. (How do I send a message to a user in a course in Conversations as a student? )

The second way is to post an annoucement‌ (https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10405 )

Hope one of these two ways helps you get the message out to your class. 

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bneporadny
Community Champion

Hi Deanna,

Canvas doesn't have a true email setup like say Outlook does. But that doesn't mean you can't get a message to your entire class. You have two ways to get a message out to your entire class

The first way to get a message out to your entire class is to use the conversaions feature. (How do I send a message to a user in a course in Conversations as a student? )

The second way is to post an annoucement‌ (https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10405 )

Hope one of these two ways helps you get the message out to your class. 

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ericwerth
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Hi  @ddbald  and welcome to the Canvas Community!  You can message your entire class through Conversations (the Inbox) but I am always cautious about calling this "email" as the Inbox functions similar to traditional email like Google and Outlook with some important differences. Since Conversations is intended to be a form of communication between individuals who share a common class, one cannot message someone if they are not in a class with that individual.  In addition, Inbox messages are not sent unless the course has been published.  At my institution, we have it set up so that when a message is sent through Canvas, this is immediately emailed to the student's Outlook account as well but it may be different where you teach.

You may find the following guide pages helpful, particularly the third.  It is important to note that being able to message an entire class is an option that an institution can allow or disallow, so you may need to contact an administrator at your institution if you do not see the option to message a class.

What is Conversations? 

How do I use Conversations as an instructor? 

https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-12740-4152719683 

I hope this helps and best wishes!