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Send Individualized Messages by default in Inbox - Voting open - needs some love

Question asked by Scott Finkeldei on Oct 27, 2015
Latest reply on Sep 19, 2017 by Andrew Koop

Conversation feature 'Send Individualized Messages' should remember decision or have a default state controlled by the admin

 

In a large majority of cases instructors want to send individual messages (at a minimum to be safe about FERPA and personal content) but many instructors forget to check that box when sending an Conversation message.   It would be helpful if an option could set by Canvas admins to define the default behavior of that (default checked or default unchecked) or it would be great if it remembered an instructors decision so they did not have to explicitly aware of it each time they send via Inbox.

 

Since some instructors surely use it to send group messages to their students, the user should still be able to toggle that setting of course. Currently only has 18 votes, needs a lot more!

 

Would love to hear from other Admins and support folks about how you handle this issue.  Do other admins feel the default state of this should be the opposite of it's current or let admins control it's default state? 

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