The Canvas Inbox for Private Messages to Students
The Canvas Inbox is located on the Canvas global navigation tool bar, which sits vertically on the left side of the Canvas user interface. You send and receive private messages to and from students, sometimes privately to your class as a whole. If students’ notifications are set properly, they will receive a notice of an Inbox message in their Outlook (USF’s) email. Canvas provides instructions for the Inbox, which they also refer to as “conversations.”
If you have a backlog of unread Inbox messages, you may be depriving yourself of this valued communications tool and missing student’s requests for help.