If I send my students a message from Canvas before the course site is published, will they receive it?
Ashley, no, if your course is not published students will not receive any messages or notifications from you or your course. I'm not sure if you are asking purely for informational purposes or because you want to do this, but I did a little searching and did find a feature idea that seems similar to what you are asking about - Warn students trying to send a message to an unpublished course
Hope this helps!
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