How do I set my Canvas notification preferences as a student?

Open Notifications

Open Notifications

In Global Navigation, click the Account link [1], then click the Notifications link [2].

Set Notification Preferences

Set 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 Checkmark icon [1]. These notifications may be delayed by up to 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 [2].

To receive a weekly notification, click the Calendar icon [3]. 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 [4].

Notes:

  • 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.
  • Unregistered contact methods will appear in notification preferences but will not receive notifications until you confirm the registration.

View Notification Details

View Notification Details

To view details for a notification, hover over the notification name.

View Privacy Notice

View Privacy Notice

If you've set a notification preference for an email address that is outside your institution, you may see a privacy warning. You can close the warning by clicking the Ok button. Once the warning has been displayed, it will not display again.

Set Push Notifications

Set Push Notifications

If you have enabled push notifications in the Canvas Student app, you can manage your preferences in the Push Notification column. Please be aware that push notifications can only be sent to your mobile device right away or not at all. Daily and weekly notification options are not supported.  

Additionally, setting preferences inside the app will override preferences set in the notifications page.

Set Text Notifications

Set Text Notifications

You can set up your mobile phone as a contact method to receive notifications as text (SMS) messages.

On Android devices, text messages appear from notifications@instructure.com. On iOS devices, text messages appear from area code ending in 10 (such as 210 or 410).

Notification headings identify the course and the type of message notification. All notifications contain at least one text message. You cannot reply to text message notifications.


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