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How to Message your Instructor on Canvas

Follow the steps below to learn how to send a message to your instructor through Canvas.

  • Step 1

    After loggin into Canvas, select the "Inbox" icon on the left-hand navigation.

    Canvas homepage with red arrow pointing towards yellow highlighted box around Inbox link.
  • Step 2

    Click on the pencil icon to start a new message.

    Red arrow pointing towards red highlighted box around pencil icon.
  • Step 3

    From the Subject dropdown, select the course your message is for.

    Compose Message screen with drop down menu for Course options. Red arrow pointing towards highlighted box for course options.
  • Step 4

    In the To field select "Teachers" using the address book icon to choose a teacher to message.

    Compose Message screen with drop down menu for Recipient options. Red arrow pointing towards highlighted box for Teacher options.
  • Step 5

    Verify you are sending your message to the correct teacher for the correct class.
    Insert your message in the text box below.
    Make sure to click on “Send” to complete your message request.

    Red arrow pointing towards highlighted box for recipient name. Red arrow pointing towards Send button on bottom righthand side of page.