Nathan Lawson

How secure is messaging

Discussion created by Nathan Lawson on Dec 6, 2016
Latest reply on Feb 22, 2017 by Lauren Lortsher

How secure is the messaging within Canvas? 

Our district uses Gaggle for secure email (archived, searchable)

Does messaging on Canvas do what gaggle does?  Could we cancel our subscription to Gaggle and just use Canvas?  Do users still have to use an email address to have an account?   If so, is the messaging platform on Canvas secure enough so that we could allow students to use personal email accounts for login? 

We're looking to free up money currently paid to gaggle to pay for Canvas.  I'm interested in learning what others are doing for secure communication between teachers and students.