Conversations

Conversations Overview

The Conversations tool in Canvas displays all messages sent and received within Canvas. View messages by course to see messages from a specific group of students. 

The Conversations page in Canvas

How do I use Conversations as an instructor?

Viewing and Replying to Messages

View a message received from a student or other user in Canvas.

Viewing and replying to a conversations message in Canvas

How do I find my unread messages in Conversations as an instructor?

How do I reply to a message in Conversations as an instructor?

Sending Messages

Message an individual student instead of the whole class using Conversations. 

Messaging an individual student in Canvas

How do I send a message to a user in a course in Conversations as an instructor?

Send a welcome message or other important announcement to your students right from your Canvas course. This ensures all students in the course receive your message. Students can view announcements directly in Canvas, the Canvas Student App, or via their Cal State LA email. 

Sending a message to the whole class in Canvas

How do I send a message to all course users in Conversations as an instructor?

Want to learn more?

View all Canvas Guides for Conversations