How do I use the Communication Tool as a Student?

Do you need to send a direct message to your teacher? Echo allows you to send a message to any teacher of a course you are enrolled in. You might want to ask a teacher about a grade, send them additional work or ask them about work you might have missed when absent.


Note: When using the communication tool to send a message to your teacher, all other course graders will also receive this message. If you want to send a private note to your teacher, it is best to use their school email.  


When on the homepage, select the "communication tool" from the main menu.


Click the "Filter by course" icon located in the top tool bar.


From the drop down, click on the course that has the teacher you would like to send a direct message to.


Click the, "Send mail" icon located in the top tool bar.


Write the message and click "Send". Keep in mind that any message sent using the communication tool, is delivered to course graders in addition to your teacher. If you need to communicate with your teacher privately, use their school email or another platform.

Echo is constantly being improved based on the feedback from users and we strive to keep our documentation up to date.  If this document doesn’t match what you are seeing in Echo, please let us know.

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