As an instructor, you may wish to contact a select student (or students) to check in on their course progress or follow up with them individually. Using Canvas inbox, you can easily message one or more students.
1. Click the Inbox icon in the left-side navigation to access your Canvas Inbox.
2. Then, find and click the Compose a new message button at the top of the page.
3. In the Compose Message screen, click Course (1) to choose your course, click To (2) to choose your students from the drop-down menu, type your subject in the Subject (3) line, add files or link media (4), hit Send (5) when you are finished composing your message.