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gif demonstrating the direct share feature in Canvas

Hey, Canvas fans! We've enabled a feature called Direct Share that enables you to quickly send assignments, quizzes, discussions, and content pages to specific people. Here's how:

 While viewing any assignment, quiz, discussion, or content page in Canvas, click the three dots (more options) button and choose Send To ...

 picture of the Send To menu option in Canvas

You can also do this from the main index pages for Assignments, Quizzes, Discussions, and Pages.

 picture of the Send To option in an assignments index screen in Canvas


Start typing the name of the person you'd like to send that content to, and the rest will autofill. You can send stuff to multiple people as well!

 picture of send to recipients in Canvas


If someone has Direct-Shared you any Canvas content, you'll see a notification on your profile picture:

 picture of a profile picture in Canvas with a notification active

Click on Shared Content to Preview that content, Import it into your course if you'd like, or to Remove it altogether. 

That's it! If you have any questions or suggestions for using Direct Share in Canvas to collaborate with your amazing educator colleagues, please email me with it! Thanks!


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