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Canvas Notifications for Students

Notifications are sent to the email address that is specified in your Canvas account.

For detailed instructions about setting student notifications, please check the Canvas guides here.

Notification cadences are detailed below:

  • The Notify immediately icon indicates that you will get notifications for these activities immediately: Bell icon
  • The Daily summary icon indicates that you will be sent a daily digest around 6 or 7:00 pm Pacific daily:
    Calendar icon with a number on it
  • The Weekly summary icon indicates that you will be sent a digest on Fridays at around 6 or 7:00 pm Pacific:Calendar grid icon
  • The Notifications off icon mutes this notification:Bell icon with a line through it
  1. To update notifications in Canvas, start by going to Account in the gray global navigation menu. Then click on Notifications:Account button in the global navigation menu with Notifications in the sub-menu.
  2. We suggest setting the Announcements activity to Notify immediately.

3. Likewise, select Notify immediately for Discussion, Discussion Post, Added to Conversation, Conversation Message, Conversations Created By Me, and Recording Ready. If you find that you are receiving notifications too often, you can modify them later.

Your changes will auto-save (no need to press a save button).

Updated on April 12, 2021

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