Elizabeth Oseid

Is there a way to message students to remind them if they have not completed the course?

Discussion created by Elizabeth Oseid on Dec 4, 2018
Latest reply on Dec 5, 2018 by Elizabeth Oseid

I know, it's a weird question - using Canvas for non-academic compliance courses.

Scenario: I have around 700 people who need to compete a given course annually. Initially, I send a blanket e-mail to all of the PI and lab managers to let them know that the course for the current year is available. Later, my colleagues and I are obliged to follow up with those who do not compete the course. I resend the message to those who have not completed the course after 2 weeks, 3 weeks, 4 weeks etc until they all realize that resistance is futile.


This is time consuming for myself and my colleagues. We are on week 9, with 6% of those needing to complete the course still outstanding. If I could send daily messages, I would, but I don't have time.


Can this be accomplished through Canvas? I assume I would need to enroll anyone who has not already enrolled.


Related question: Can one do bulk enrollments?