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How do I find my unread messages in the Inbox as an instructor?

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How do I find my unread messages in the Inbox as an instructor?

You can view all unread messages in your Inbox. You can also filter messages to show only unread messages.

Open Inbox

Open Inbox

In Global Navigation, click the Inbox link.

View Unread Message

View Unread Message

All unread messages have an indicator next to the message. Once a conversation has been read, the blue dot changes to a gray circle.

Mark as Unread

Mark as Unread

If you want to mark a conversation as unread, click the read indicator [1]. The message will now show the unread indicator [2].

Mark Multiple Messages

You can mark multiple conversations as unread or read by pressing the command key (Mac) or the control key (Windows) while clicking multiple messages, or by selecting the message checkbox [1].

Locate and click the settings icon and choose Mark as unread link [2].

If you select multiple unread messages, you will see Mark as read link [3].

Select Unread Conversations

Select Unread Conversations

To view only unread messages, open the the Inbox drop-down menu [1]. Select the Unread link [2].

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