I'd like to have an auto reply on my Canvas email while I'm away, so that students know that I'm not ignoring them. Is there a way to do this?
Unfortunately, the answer is no. Since the Canvas Conversations tool is not an email system, it does not have an out-of-office feature.
There are a number of feature request for this functionality and I would recommend that you add your use case to them:
Out of office (auto-reply) for Canvas Inbox
Out of Office Reply
Auto-reply for Canvas messages
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