How do I set my Notification Preferences?

Canvas recently introduced a new page design called the New Canvas User Interface (UI). This lesson may include two images for specific steps to show the difference between the two designs. Unless otherwise indicated, the functionality and location of the components remain the same. The view available to you is determined by your institution.

Canvas includes a set of default notification preferences for your account. However, you can set your own Canvas notification preferences that connect with your linked web services and other contact methods in your Profile and User Settings.

Notes:

  • These settings apply to all of your courses; you cannot change settings for individual courses.
  • Unless these settings are changed, by default users will be notified whenever there is a change in a due date, an updated assignment, or a message sent from within Canvas. View the default Canvas notifications.
  • 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 some preferences are not supported. Learn about setting preferences in the Canvas app for Android devices and iOS devices.

Open Notifications

Open Notifications

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

Open User Settings in Legacy UI

Open User Settings in Legacy UI

If you are using the legacy interface, in the Help Corner, click the Settings link.

Open Notifications in Legacy UI

Open Notifications in Legacy UI

In User Navigation, click the Notifications link.

Edit Notification Preferences

Edit Notification Preferences

To change a notification for a contact method, hover over the notification type you want to change.

  1. Select the Check mark icon to be notified immediately of any change for the activity. 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.
  2. Select the Clock icon to be notified daily of any change for the activity.
  3. Select the Calendar icon to be notified weekly of any change for the activity.
  4. Select the Remove icon to remove the notification preference so you won't be notified of any change for the activity.

 

Note: Each set notification preference will automatically apply to all of your courses. They cannot be set individually.

View Privacy Notice Warning

View Privacy Notice Warning

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.