Canvas: Emailing students in a concluded Canvas course


This article describes how to use Webcat to email students.


After a course has concluded you can no longer use the email function within Canvas to email the students in that course.  If you want to communicate with those students go to Webcat and locate the course and use that email function.

Students are added to the Canvas course 2 weeks prior to the start of the semester.  The course is concluded 4 weeks at the end of the semester and put in a read-only state.  If you want to communicate with students outside of that time frame, you will need to use USNH email.   At the start of the semester, publish the course to email student through the course.


Instructions on use Webcat email functionality

  1. Log into Webcat
  2. Click on Faculty Service
  3. Click on Printable Class Roster
  4. Locate the course and follow the instructions on how to access an Excel file with the student names and email.


This email list is generated using their original preferred email address which may be different than their student email address.  There is currently no way to contact students of a concluded course through their wildcats email address.


Need additional help?

Please fill out the Canvas webform with as much detail as possible, or contact the ET&S Help Desk team on your local campus.





Article ID: 1126
Fri 7/19/19 5:51 PM
Tue 2/2/21 12:56 PM
Applicable Institution(s):
Granite State College (GSC)
Keene State College (KSC)
Plymouth State University (PSU)
University of New Hampshire (UNH)