The default for conversations checks "Send an individual message to each recipient" if there are more than 100 students in the course. Can this be changed? Thanks much!
Holley, as someone who accidentally emailed over 3500 students (as a group, not individually) I was eternally thankful when Canvas implemented this default. If you would like to recommend a change to something like this you would want to do it as a Feature Idea in the Canvas Studio area of the Community. To help you get started see the following resource - How does the feature idea process work?
Thank you for your perspective. A faculty member is emailing students, but it's creating a HUGE inbox list due to the default. We may try grouping students, or using the announcements.
If the Instructor could send the email to everyone together (and not as individuals) then if the students reply they are replying to EVERY student on the list. We had this happen and it turned into a major cluster... well you know... We had students replying with personal information, we had students replying with random comments, students emailing to say stop emailing me and take me off the list, and all of these emails went to EVERYONE on the list - both their Canvas Inbox and their College email, as well as any other notification email/text they had set-up. We ended up contacting Canvas support who went in and wiped the whole conversation and replies and brought in technical services at our College who had to go into the student's College email and wipe the conversation from there as well. To say it was an awful rotten no good terrible day in my office is to put it mildly.
To say it was a MESS is a huge understatement! ;-)
Holley Collier, I would agree that if the content is the same for every student, then announcements would be the better communication choice, especially since you can now show recent announcements on the course home page.
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