The NEW MAILTOOL is a Columbia created tool for Canvas-Courseworks that preserves all of the popular features that were available in the older Sakai-based Courseworks Mailtool. Individuals with the roles of Teacher or TA will have access to use this tool. Teachers may enable student access to the Mailtool on a course by course basis. Teachers may also enable/disable TA access.
Learn more about the new mailtool here.
Using the 'Inbox' tool in the global navigation bar:
Here's a step by step guide on how you can use the Inbox tool to send an email to class: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10074-4152719677
Things to note: