student messaging through inbox

I would like my students to be able to send me a message through their inbox, rather than only families having this feature. There is no way for them to reach me if they have a general question.

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  • Yes! I ran into this several times during home learning.  To ensure safety, maybe have parent or admin automatically cc: with the message between teacher/student.

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  • This would be really useful. We had this issue when we were home learning. If i sent a message just reminding them of something or to come onto a Zoom class, unless the parent with the family app was there, the child wouldn't get the message. Really annoying!

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  • YES! so crucial in remote learning!

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  • YES!! I am floored they don't have this already! Commenting on posts should not be the only way to communicate with a specific student. 

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  • Yes!  Especially since we are teaching the kids to be independent during remote learning.  This way they can ask questions easily if they have them while working on an assignment

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  • I can understand the safety issues behind WHY we don't have it... BUT I'm still remote learning here in Melb, Australia and I would really find this valuable. 

     

    Hilary Beemers ^^^ suggestion above seems like a good safety measure to help this- I would be stoked it this could occur. 

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  • I agree- I think that if they are doing their work on there they need to be able to message me directly.  Please add this function.  

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  • I would love this. Right now they have to record a video and send it to me to be approved. This would make it so much easier. 

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  • Yes - Right now if they send me a message through a comment or through making a journal entry, I usually don't see it until the end of the day when it is often too late.  It gets buried with the other work they submit.  I only check assignments once a day typically and I usually have about 100 a day.  If a parent messages me, I see it right away and even have it set so it emails me.  So much easier.

     

    I don't have any way to communicate directly with students except if they come to a Zoom meeting.  We don't have meetings scheduled every day and some kids have poor attendance, so it can be days before I talk to a student.  If the parent is really on top of things this is not an issue - I just go through them - but some parents are not and I have no way to help a student.

     

    Individual two-way messaging with students just like with parents is important.

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