All students are provided with a Google mail account (Gmail). It is the official Maricopa Community College District policy students use their @maricopa.edu account for college communication. Learn to access, use, and forward your @maricopa.edu account.
When sending an email, include the following:
- Tell the receiver who you are. It may be difficult to recognize who you are from your email address since it uses your Maricopa Enterprise ID (MEID).
- Be specific and include details, such as class information (e.g. ENG101 class 12345) where appropriate.
Canvas’ internal messages/mailing system “Conversations” will be your primary way of communication with your instructor and other students in your class. However, you don’t have to log on to Canvas each time to receive these messages. Learn to set up your “Notification Preferences” in Canvas to automatically send Canvas mail to your email or your cell phone.
When communicating in Canvas, your instructor would already know which class you’re from, but you should still include specific questions and details where possible so that your instructor could respond quickly to your message.