Canvas does not allow you to send emails before the course is published, however, you can send a pre-semester email to students through WebAdvisor. A word of caution, students will be able to see your email address when sending emails this way.
1. Login to WebAdvisor
- Click the Log In tab
- Click Faculty
2. Click Class Rosters
3. Select a Term, then Submit
4. Scroll down to bottom of the Class Contact Roster and click "Click to send Email To The Entire Class"
5. Send the email
The steps above will open the default email program on your computer. Complete the email and send it.
Reminder - students will be able to see your return email address.