What is the mailtool in CourseWorks (Canvas)?

The 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.

With the Mailtool, you can send an email directly to a student’s email account, and bypass Canvas notifications. You’re able to send to specific course roles, groups, and sections. Mailtool also allows you to send yourself a copy and add an outside email address to the recipient list.

Learn more about the tool here.

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