An easy way to communicate with students about their performance in your class is by sending messages to a subset of students using the Gradebook. You can use the Gradebook to send messages to select students based on their status or performance on a specific assignment:
- Haven’t submitted yet—email students who haven’t submitted the assignment, even if they have been manually awarded a grade.
- Haven’t been graded—email students whose assignments have not yet been graded (submitted or unsubmitted).
- Scored less than [point value]—email students who earned a grade on their assignment less than X number of points.
- Scored more than [point value]—email students who earned a grade on their assignment more than X number of points.
Although one message can be sent to multiple students at the same time, each student will receive an individual message. You can also message students individually in the Gradebook by using the student context card.
In Course Navigation, click the Grades link.
Open Assignments Menu
Hover over the assignment column header and click the Options icon.
Click the Message Students Who link.
Select Message Category
By default, Canvas will show names from the Haven’t submitted yet category.
In the drop-down menu:
 Select the category of students you want to message. Based on real-time data, Canvas will show the names of the students who fall in the category you selected
 You can also remove students from the message by clicking the Remove icon. Canvas will also generate a subject line based on the category
 You can edit the subject line if needed.
 Type a message to the students in the message field.
 Click the Send Message button.
Note: Although one message most likely will be sent to multiple students at the same time, each student will receive an individual message.