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September 29, 2015

Canvas How-To: Sending Messages to your class

This post is part of a series on how to navigate and interact with the new Canvas LMS at the University of Oregon. Today’s topic is on sending messages to your class using Canvas.

Process

First, log in to your Canvas courses using your DuckID and password.

Click on the Inbox link next to your name.

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The Inbox will show all messages for all course you’re enrolled in (as student, teacher, TA, etc.)

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Click on the Compose New Message icon (marked in red above) to proceed.

In the dialog box that pops up:

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  1. Select the course and your audience
  2. Type in a subject line
  3. If you are sending messages to all of your students, be sure to select the Send Individual Messages checkbox so that your students aren’t able to see each other’s email addresses.
  4. Body of your message
  5. Attach a file or record an audio or video message
  6. Click Send to proceed.

All messages drafted and sent in Canvas will notify your audience through their University email addresses and their other devices depending upon their Canvas notifications settings. Students and instructors can reply back through their email clients without having to log into Canvas.

August 1, 2012

Outlook.com preview: Microsoft reinvents its online email offerings

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Maybe you heard, but Microsoft launched a new email service today. No, not Hotmail — a completely new, built-from-scratch service. This is Outlook.com, and for the time being, at least, it will exist separately from Hotmail. So why didn’t Redmond just give Hotmail a drastic overhaul? Well, friends, there are two explanations. First, the polite one: for technical reasons, the engineers found it easier to build a new service from scratch rather than retrofit the old one. The frank answer: Microsoft is keenly aware Hotmail has a bad rap, thanks to those banners and flashy video ads. In fact, the company has been very candid that it wants not just to compete with Gmail, but siphon away some of its growing user base. As such, Outlook offers a fresh, minimal interface — far cleaner than Hotmail ever looked. What’s more, the ads are more pared-down here: no video adverts, and no targeted ads on messages between people (newsletters are still fair game).

The service is open to the public as of today and you get virtually unlimited storage, along with 7GB of SkyDrive space if you create a new Microsoft account. (Microsoft uses the word “virtually” to hedge itself against spammers who might otherwise use limitless storage to game the system.) And you should take our word when we say it’s worth giving the service a shot: we’ve been testing it for almost two weeks. Go get yourself situated and then meet us after the break for details, impressions and lots more screenshots.

Originally published by the Engadget. Read the original story here.