You can personalize your notification preferences to determine which course activities you wish to receive notifications for, how often you wish to be notified, and which method you prefer (e.g., email or text message).

From your Account menu, click the Notifications link to access and edit your preferences (See Fig. 1). 

Account menu in Canvas. Profile photo is displayed at top. Options include Logout, Profile, Settings, Notifications, Files, and ePortfolios.
Figure 1: Account menu in Canvas

NoteIf you are an instructor who wants to get a notification when you have posted an announcement or sent a conversation message, you will need to adjust your settings; these are not sent by default (See Fig. 2). 

Setting notification preferences in Canvas. Announcements Created By You selected for immediate notifications.
Figure 2: Setting notification preferences to request notification of announcements you have created.

Default Notification Settings Notification Settings in Canvas, showing options to notify right away, send daily summary, send weekly summary, or no notification

Go to to learn more about Canvas notification preferences.


Canvas settings

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