About Multicourse Messages

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Multicourse Messenger, a locally developed tool available in Canvas, lets instructors post a message to multiple courses at the same time. The tool is available as an option in the Canvas Inbox.

  • This tool times out after 15 minutes, causing the message subject and text to be lost. When drafting longer messages, type your message in Microsoft Word or a text editor first, and then copy and paste it into the tool.
  • You must be in an instructor-type role to launch the tool.
  • If you are enrolled in a large number of courses, it may take several seconds for the tool to load.
  • The messages are sent individually.
  • All standard course roles are selectable even if no users are assigned to those roles.

Create a Multicourse Message

To create a Multicourse Message:

  1. Log into Canvas and click Inbox.
  2. In the toolbar, click the Send a multicourse message icon (Send a multicourse message icon).
  3. Click in the Recipients box to expose the drop-down. Select the courses and roles needed for the message.
    The list of available courses only includes those associated with published courses in current terms in which you are enrolled as a teacher or equivalent role.
  4. Enter the subject and message text.
  5. To add an attachment, click Upload optional attachment and select the desired file (the file size limit for attachments is 1 MB).
  6. Click Preview to preview the message before sending.
  7. To continue editing the message, click Cancel. When your message is ready, click Send to send it to the selected courses and roles.

    The sent message will display in your Sent folder. It may take several minutes to appear depending on the number of recipients.

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Last modified on 2021-09-30 17:16:31.