Feature Highlight: CC’ing Yourself on Canvas Messages

The Feature Highlights series shares information about neat and useful things you can do with Canvas features. Please email Courseware Support at canvas@pobox.upenn.edu if you have any questions about the features discussed in this series.

Self-CC’ing Is Here!

Canvas community, rejoice! Your requests to have a self-CC’ing function on Canvas messages have been answer! Now you can set a new notification preference that allows you to receive a copy of all conversations you create. When enabled, this feature lets you see what conversations have been sent and how they appear in their specified communication channels.

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The “Conversations Created by Me” notification preference lets you CC yourself on the Canvas messages you send.

A few things to note about this new feature:

  • When you create a group message and click the “Send Individual Messages” checkbox, Canvas generates only one notification for the sent message.
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Side note: When messaging multiple users (e.g., your whole class), the “Send Individual Messages” lets a user reply just to you rather than all to recipients of your message.

  • In Conversations, sent messages appear in the Sent folder.
  • When a message receives a reply, the message thread will appear in the Inbox.

Enable  “Conversations Created by Me”

You can follow these instructions to enable this notification preference:

How do I set my Notification Preferences?

Spread the Word!

Courseware Support is nothing short of elated that our users can finally CC themselves on their Canvas messages. The absence of this feature has been frequently brought up in our discussions with you about Canvas Conversations, so we are overjoyed to bring you this good news! Please let colleagues who might be interested know about this new feature. If you have any questions, you can contact Courseware Support at canvas@pobox.upenn.edu for assistance.

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