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


The mission of the Rothwell Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence is to empower faculty members in their pursuit of professional growth through diverse offerings for the universal goal of student success.

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