Canvas lets you access your Inbox on your mobile device so you can keep in touch with people in your course at any time.
The images in this lesson are shown for a phone display, but unless otherwise noted, tablet displays mirror the same steps.
Note: Unlike the web version of Canvas, you cannot view assignment comments from your instructor in the Inbox. However, you can view comments in the assignment.
In the Dashboard, tap the Inbox icon.
If there are new messages, the icon will indicate the number of new messages received. This indicator helps you know when you have new messages when you are in another part of the app.
The Inbox displays all messages you have received and is organized the same way as the browser version of the Inbox. Messages are arranged in chronological order—newer messages appear at the top, and older messages appear near the bottom. New messages are indicated with a blue dot.
Swipe the app from top to bottom to quickly refresh your messages.
You can view different types of messages in the Inbox:
Unread : Messages that are unread in the Inbox
Starred : Messages that you've starred in the Inbox
Sent : Messages that you've sent (you cannot view messages sent to others in any other tab until you receive a reply)
Archived : Messages that have been archived
Note: Messages cannot be archived in the Canvas Student app.
You can also filter your Inbox by course. Tap the Filter link , then select the course name whose messages you want to view .
To view a message, tap the message you want to open.
View the selected message thread.