Forward Inbox Messages in ELMS-Canvas for Instructors


Inbox messages can be forwarded to other recipients. Message forwarding is currently the best way to alert TAs or instructors about independent communications with students since there is currently no CC: function in the Inbox tool.

  1. You can Forward either an entire conversation (which is usually comprised of several messages) or selected messages in the Inbox. To Forward an entire conversation (i.e., an initial message and all subsequent responses), locate the conversation in the left frame. Click the conversation to expand it in the right frame. Note: There is no feature to forward multiple conversations simultaneously.

    Forward a conversation

  2. Click the gear icon in the upper right of the conversation and select Forward.

    Gear then Forward

  3. You will be prompted with a new window. Choose the recipients to whom you wish to forward the message (either by typing their name(s) in the To: field of by searching for them with the People icon at the right). If you want to delete a message within the conversation thread, click the X icon in the upper right corner of the specific message.

    Choose recipients

  4. Then click the Send button.