How do I use the Canvas Inbox?

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The Inbox displays messages chronologically. View and reply to conversations. Sort them by course or inbox type.


  • Right-click or option-click on the Inbox link to open it in a new browser tab.
  • When a course is concluded, messages will no longer be accessible.

To learn more, read the Inbox section of the Canvas Instructor Guide. Topics include:

  • Find unread message
  • Star and filter conversations
  • Attach a file to a message
  • Privately respond to one individual in a group message
  • Delete a conversation
  • Archive a conversation

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