Canvas has a robust notification system. Both students and parents can receive email alerts for various course related activities.
Students and Parents can adjust their notifications by clicking on their profile and selecting Notifications. Notifications are sent as one of four delivery types: send right away, daily summary, weekly summary, or don't send. If you change a setting, the change is made immediately to your account.
Notification settings apply to all of your courses; you cannot change settings for individual courses.
You can reply directly to email notifications outside of Canvas and have the reply appear in Conversations. However, please be aware that attachments added as part of an external reply are not included with the message shown in the Canvas Inbox.
Note: The Canvas by Instructure app supports setting notification preferences. However, setting preferences inside the app will override preferences in the browser version of Canvas, and daily and weekly preferences are not supported. Learn about setting preferences in the Canvas app for Android devices and iOS devices.
Where to Manage Your Notifications
1. From your Canvas dashboard, click Account and then Notifications.
2. A page will appear where you can set your notification preferences.
Each notification is set to a default preference. To change a notification for a contact method, locate the notification and click the icon for your preferred delivery type.
To receive a notification right away, click the check mark icon . These notifications are delayed by one hour in case an instructor makes additional changes, which prevents you from being spammed by multiple notifications in a short amount of time.
To receive a daily notification, click the clock icon .
To receive a weekly notification, click the calendar icon . The date and time of your weekly notifications are posted at the bottom of the notifications page.
If you do not want to receive a notification, click the remove icon .
- Each set notification preference will automatically apply to all of your courses. They cannot be set individually.
- Twitter and SMS notification preferences do not support daily summary or weekly summary options.