Anyone know of a way to delete messages from previous semesters without having to manually delete each one separately?
Yes, Joan, you can bulk-delete or bulk-archive messages from your Canvas inbox by following the instructions in How do I use Conversations? The process is described near the bottom of the lesson. I prefer to archive rather than delete; the messages are still out of the way, but available if I ever want to access them again, whereas once they're deleted, they're well and truly gone.
Thanks SO much, Stephanie! I tried searching the Guide for everything I could think of—delete message, old message, previous message—but got nothing related to my question. Great idea also about archiving instead of deleting...at least for the immediately preceding semester. (I think I’d be pretty safe deleting messages from 2014............... J) Thanks again!
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