Have you noticed the changes to Conversations? Canvas has been tweaking a beta version for the last few months to improve its functionality. If you haven’t tried it yet, click the question icon and select the Try New Conversations option (the new Conversations is an opt-in feature). You’ll see it mimics the look of Discussions. You can switch back to the old Conversations at any time by clicking the question icon again and selecting Switch Back to Old Conversations.
So what’s new?
- Courses drop-down menu: In the courses menu, you’ll now be able to filter messages by course. Yay! We wanted that! You’ll also be able to organize your inbox by more courses and concluded courses. Tags will appear at the top of the inbox to show what course is being filtered.
- Compose new messages: The compose message icon creates a new window in the middle of your screen. You can filter recipients by course, create subject lines, and add attachments to messages. And you can continue the conversation with a participant regardless of their enrollment status!
- A cleaner interface: First, the bulk message option will no longer appear when replying to or forwarding a message. Second, the To field scrolls to allow for selection of multiple recipients. And third, the archive and unarchive features now display separate icons – a down arrow for archive, and an up arrow for unarchive.
Give it a try!