About the New Conversations (inbox)

The Canvas inbox has been updated. The new version of Conversations has been available as an opt-in feature for individual users for several months; the old version was still the default for all users who didn’t explicitly opt into the new one. The new version became the default in May 2014.

Improvements in the New Conversations include:

  • Streamlining the look and feel to bring it into alignment with the rest of the Canvas interface.

  • Adding a Courses drop-down menu so that users can filter messages by course.

  • Adding a Compose new message button that creates a new window in the middle of the screen.

  • Filtering recipients by course, adding subject lines, and adding attachments to messages.  

Try the new version of Conversations before it becomes the default.

To opt in to New Conversations, follow these steps:

  1. In Canvas, go to your Inbox (link in the upper right corner of the Canvas page).

  2. To the right of the Search field, click the question mark icon, and then click Try New Conversations.

Last modified: August 22, 2014