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Canvas includes a self-contained messaging system called Inbox. Inbox allows instructors to easily send messages to their entire class, classes, or individual students without having to use a separate website.
You can find Canvas' exhaustive guide to using Inbox at the link below:
Canvas Inbox Instructor Guide
Canvas Inbox and Office 365
It is important to note that Canvas Inbox is not connected to or integrated with Office 365 in any way. Canvas Inbox remains totally discreet from Franklin email, and messages cannot be sent from one system to the other. However, if a student has turned on the email notification option for Inbox, they WILL receive a notification email in their Franklin account letting them know that there is a message ready for them to read in Canvas Inbox.
For more information on obtaining student email addresses, please see this article.