Sending Email to Students With WebAdvisor
Overview: Canvas does not give instructors the ability to directly send emails out to students but instead relies upon users’ choices regarding Notifications and the Conversations tool, its own internal messaging system (which is not email), for communicating. CMC instructors can send emails to their students via WebAdvisor. For a video version of this tutorial, please click here..
|Step 1:||Log in to WebAdvisor from the CMC homepage. It’s listed under the menu labeled CANVAS/TOOLS, at the far left. Consult the instructions provided for first-time visitors to WebAdvisor if you have never previously used WebAdvisor.|
|Step 2:||Select the Faculty Menu, then click on Class Roster.|
Click on the name of the course you are teaching whose students you wish to email. When the course roster appears, click on the link “E-Mail These Students.”
|Step 4:||To email all students in this course, use the default setting of “E-Mail All Students Listed”; otherwise, select “E-Mail Only Selected Students” and check the boxes by their names. Click the “Submit” button.|
Fill out the online form. Please note that WebAdvisor emails cannot contain colored text, bullet points, long dashes, embedded images, and other rich formatting. It’s best to type your message directly into the WebAdvisor box. If you copy and paste from a word processing software, like Microsoft Word, we recommend first pasting the text into a simpler word processor like Notepad to make sure your text is stripped down to plain text. CAUTION: If you don’t strip out the Microsoft Word formatting, some characters (like “) turn into question marks! File attachments are also not possible. Compose your email message, then click the “Submit” button to send it. You will be copied by default on this email.