Enhanced 'message students who' for multiple assignments


I'd like to be able to use the 'message students who' function in the gradebook for more than a single assignment.  It would be useful to be able to go to the column in the gradebook for an assignment group and use the 'message students who'.  Same applies for the total grade column so teachers could after the first two weeks send out a message to all students that are under performing early enough for them to change there behavior.


So for example, I could 'message students who' are getting xx% in the assignment group of 'Homework' or 'Participation'.  I could also use it with the total grade for the course reminding all students with xx% they can find help in the tutor lab.


By making the 'Message Students Who..." more robust, Canvas would bringing in some basic early alert/retention strategies as well as make some of the third party applications even better.

We have three very similar ideas, all of which are open for voting, associated with the Message Students Who... feature, and we're grouping them here to keep Canvas Studio tidy. These are the other two:



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We need a easier, friendlier and time-saving feature of the gradebook! It's called PROGRESS ALERTS! As self-contained elementary teachers, there is no easy way to create progress alerts for each student without having to export each subject in to an excel spreadsheet, and then cut and paste the columns that we actually need in to a new excel spreadsheet. Then from there, copy and paste so then they are individual to each student. We need a progress alert feature like Edsby. We should be able to go to our homeroom class, click on grades and run a report that shows their grade for each subject all at once.

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Status changed to: Archived

Thank you for sharing this idea with the Instructure Community!

The Product Team reviewed all feature proposals recently, and unfortunately, this thread was identified as one that they would not be able to include in their current or future plans. While we appreciate your proposal, we also want to be transparent about the likelihood of something like this making it to production.

Thank you for collaborating, and we hope that you submit another idea in the future!