The Canvas Inbox allows users to send messages to one another within Canvas. Instructors and students access the Inbox through the course navigation button that is within a Canvas site.

How can I use the Canvas Inbox in teaching?

  • Send information or updates to an individual student, a section, or a group.
  • Record a media comment (audio or video) to send to an individual student, a section, or a group.
  • Send file attachments
  • Use the "Message Students Who..." feature from the grade book to contact students who have not submitted an assessment, who scored less than a given grade, or who have score more than a given grade.

What is unique about the Inbox?

  • Set notifications to send messages that you have sent or received to your UM email.

Technical requirements

The Inbox is a part of Canvas, so there is no software to install. The Canvas Inbox will run in your web browser and on almost any internet connection.


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Modified on: Wed, Mar 11, 2020 at 10:30 AM