Original Topic: How do I send a 2 page message to an entire class as an instructor?
The course is in it's 4th week.
Hi Norris Williams...
I'm not clear on what you mean by a "2 page message". Is this something that you already have typed up in a Word document that you want to include as an attachment to a Canvas message? Is this a page that you've already got in your course for students to view, and you want to send a copy of that page as an announcement? Since I'm not completely sure what you're asking, I'll point you to a set of helpful Canvas Guides about the Inbox (Conversations) that should hopefully get you on the right track: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-4131#jive_content_id_Conversations
Specifically, based on your question, you might want to take a look at the following:
How do I send a message to a user in a course in Conversations?
How do I send a message to all course users in Conversations?
How do I attach a file to a message?
Also, I wanted to let you know that I am going to move your entire subject line to the body of your message as well as tag your message with some keywords. Doing these things will make it easier for people to search for your topic should they have similar questions here in the Canvas Community. If the revised subject line that I include doesn't reflect what you're asking in the body of your message, please let me know, and we can make any necessary changes. I hope this is okay with you.
I hope this helps, Norris!
Norris, Chris Hofer has given you great advice. Generally speaking, as a teacher, when I have something that long to convey to students, I use Announcements: How do I make an announcement in a course? If I really really need my students to see it right away, I also send them the link to the announcement in an Canvas message, using the method described in the guide to which Chris linked--in the hope that most/all students have their notifications for messages set to Right Away.
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