Direct Messaging Permissions for Teachers

You can easily use Messages (Direct Messaging) to have individual conversations with your students, their parents or any of your Teacher Connections. You can also create group conversations with multiple members as well.  Learn more about our messaging features:

To start a conversation:

  1. Click on Messages chat.png from your top toolbar
  2. Select the blue pencil icon composer pencilplus.png in the top left corner
  3. Type the name of the student(s) and/or connection(s) in the To field
  4. Type your message in the text field at the bottom of the main panel
  5. Click SEND


To hide a conversation:

  1. Click on the Gear gear.png at the top of your conversation list
  2. Click Hide
    • Hide: Keeps the conversation active, but moves it out of your view of recent conversations and moves it into the hidden view
    • Unhide: You can unhide conversations in the hidden view by selecting RECENT > HIDDEN MESSAGES filter at the top of your conversation list. Click on Gear gear.png > Unhide


Messaging Permissions:

Teachers can send a message to:

  • Students who in their Classes/Groups
  • Parents who are connected to Students in their Classes/Groups
  • Teachers who are in their Classes/Groups
  • Teachers who are a Teacher Connection

Students can send a message to:

  • Their teachers (Teachers and Co-Teachers whose Class/Group they belong to)
  • Their parents (Parents who are connected to their account)

Parents can send a message to:

  • Their children's teachers (Teachers whose Class/Group their child belongs to)
  • Their children (Students who they connected to)


Conversation Info Panel:

In the information panel on the right side of each conversation, you can access the following:

  • Settings: Hide (any conversation) by clicking on Gear gear.png
  • People - List of all the participants of a conversation including their account type. Clicking directly on the Student/Teacher account will take you to their profile.
  • Files - Displays a link to any file attachments sent in the conversation from any participant. Clicking on the file will open it. Clicking on the more button ellipsis.png allows you add the file to your Library or Backpack.