How do I send messages to my students and ensure they have read them?

Sending messages to your students can be done using the announcement tool. Using announcements gives students multiple ways to find and read your message. When you send an announcement Canvas will send an e-mail or text message to the students using their preferred method and time frame. The message from Canvas will appear in the student's e-mail from the course name, for example: "Intro. General Chemistry." The announcement will also be added to your course site on the announcements page and you can add the most recent announcements above your home page. We recommend instructing students to check your Canvas course site regularly to look for new announcements or updates and to have their notification preferences for announcements set to ASAP.


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