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Email (message) multiple classes at one time

Email (message) multiple classes at one time

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Instructors often want, or are asked, to share news and information of importance to all our classes.  Currently, that means copying and pasting that information into anywhere from 2-5 different classes.  Given that there is a drop down box for choosing a class to message currently, adding the ability to select multiple classes seems like it would be an easy "fix".  Please add this capability ASAP.
147 Comments
Jen1206
New Member

Please add this feature as I teach 9 classes and would love the ability to send one email to more than one course at a time. 

garverk
New Member

Yes! Do this!

lbrinton
New Member

It would be helpful to be able to send a single email to more than one class at a time - potentially to all my classes.  The obvious use for this would be for making general announcements pertaining to all my students. eg., change of office hours, lab hours, resources.

jhartnett
New Member

Absolutely agree this is a very desirable option.  Many teach more than one course and obviously common announcements should not require entering a new email for each different course.  (many institutions, including mine, make each section of a course be set up as a separate course.

Joe H

Hacim1984
New Member

This is a feature I have wanted for a long time. Thank you for submitting the idea.

abrasley
New Member

It seems this vote already happened but people still want this functionality. Personally, I would like the inbox to function more like GMAIL, but even this would be helpful. 

acooksy
New Member

Hi.  I would also take advantage of this feature.  Lacking this feature reduces the value of the blueprint course, since I can't easily email all my students to let them know the course has been published.  Thanks.

kmstewart
Community Participant

Please, please, please!  Would save so much time.

kmstewart
Community Participant

Lots of comments supporting this but folks are forgetting to vote it up as well.  Please vote.  🙂

Ron_Bowman
Community Champion

This is one of my major disappointments with Canvas messages.  It infuriates me to no end when I need to send something out to all my students (i.e. I can't make office hours today).

It would be nice if this feature were added.  It should be understood that if you did add multiple courses that the recipients would automatically be all m3mbers of each course(at least from my usage, although I could see where some people would not necessarily want it that way)

Quicta_Walters
New Member

I would be helpful if I could message multiple students across several courses on one email. Sometimes I have a blanket message I want to send to students across different courses and it would save me some time from having to choose the course individually and then sending the message.

william_klinger
New Member

This is such an obvious feature need.  As others have pointed out, we change our office hours, want to announce an event, etc.  I also have to believe this is an easy programming change.  Why does this need to stay an open issue for so many years?  Please just do it.

DanielSinger
New Member

Some of us would love to be able to send a single message-blast to all my classes in one-fell-swoop, since at times we need to all of our students in all of our classes the same thing.  Is that configurable as an additional feature on Canvas? It would be a labor-saving shortcut. 

gcollins1
Community Participant

Yes please!

MikeBrinkman
Community Participant

Rated 5*s, commenting to give it a bump to the top! 😉

bh31
New Member

This would be a time-saving feature. Please add it in!

rusichmusic
New Member

Please add this feature.  

Thanks.

mclarkemiller
New Member

in 2016 this originally was a request to have the ability to email multiple classes - I am adding to the original request of 4 years ago to allow this feature as a blind copy email to all students 

wli40
Community Participant

It will be very helpful for instructors to be able to send emails to multiple courses at once in Canvas. Thanks.

toboyekg
New Member

I often have general announcements that need to go out to all of my classes.  It might be a job opening, etc.  To post it, I have to do each class individually.  It would be nice to be able to click on multiple classes who would get the message all at one time.  I send quite a few emails like this and I have to do it 3-4 separate times.  Thanks!