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Creating Hyperlink on Page for Canvas Message (not email) to Instructor

Looking to add a hyperlink link onto a Canvas Page that will open a canvas message to me as an instructor rather than opening the email client using ""

I'm guessing this means an edit on the HTML side of things, but not sure how to go about it.

(I found a solution for this question that was posted in Sept 2017, but the solution used then doesn't seem to still hold up from what I can tell.)

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Hello there, @mgamage ...

I'm not entirely sure this is possible (maybe it is, but not any way I know of via the current Canvas interface front-end).  Would you be opposed to just having your students use the "Ask Your Instructor a Question" link in the global navigation "Help" menu?  How do I get help with Canvas as a student?  This way, students can use the built-in communication tools to contact you rather than you trying to set up a separate way to contact you.  Just a thought I'd pass along.

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Thanks for the idea. It's not the solution I was hoping for, but it may have to do. Thanks again.