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Recent Updates

  • Canvas is continually creating new features to improve your user experience. The majority of improvements will be made available as part of our regular release cycle. However, some features may affect your personal interaction with Canvas. Learn more about User Feature Options and how to enable them in the manage new features lesson.

    Tags Feature Options, Student, Student Guide, User Settings
  • Canvas is continually creating new features to improve your user experience. The majority of improvements will be made available as part of our regular release cycle. However, some features may affect your personal interaction with Canvas.

    This lesson gives an overview of how to manage user-level feature options for your user account. To view specific feature options available in Canvas, visit the user account features lesson.

    Tags Canvas, manage features, Student, Student Guide, Users
  • Your default email address is used as your main contact method in Canvas and is added when creating your Canvas account. Email addresses are used to create Canvas notifications; they are not used as a contact method for other Canvas users.

    If you add another email address as a contact method, you can change your default email address in Canvas.

    Tags Canvas, Default Email, Student, Student Guide, User Settings
  • When you create a contact method in Canvas, you can use that contact method as a way to receive Canvas notifications. By default, notifications are sent to the email address used to create your Canvas account. However, you can add an additional email address if you do not want to use your existing email address or want to use an additional email for notifications.

    Learn how to set notification preferences.

    Tags Canvas, Profile, Student, Student Guide, User Settings
  • Canvas includes a set of default notification preferences you can receive for your courses. Notifications are sent to Canvas contact methods as specified in your account. However, you can change the default settings by setting your own notification preferences. These preferences only apply to you; they are not used to control how course updates are sent to other users. To learn more about each notification, default settings, and notification triggers, view the Canvas Notifications PDF.

    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.

    Tags Mobile Apps, Notification Preferences, Student, Student GS Guide, Student Guide
  • Depending on how your Canvas account was created, you may be able to make changes to your name, default email, language, time zone, and password.

    • Setting a chosen language will override any default language settings across your institution; however, any language set in a course will override your user language.
    • Your institution may take care of updating or changing your password by using the password associated with your login credentials for Canvas.
    • Users associated with a SIS ID cannot delete their own account.

    Note: Some settings may not be available to you. If you are not able to edit your user settings, you will need to contact your institution to change this information.

    Tags Canvas, language, Student, Student Guide, User Settings
  • Updated on: Aug 05, 2017

    How do I leave a group as a student?

    If you are able to join a group in your course, you can leave the group at any time. You cannot leave groups that are not self sign-up groups.

    When a course is concluded, all associated groups will be shown as previous groups in your groups list.

    Tags Canvas, Groups, People, Student, student groups, Student Guide
  • You can see the current groups where you are enrolled using the Global Navigation Menu. If you do not see any groups listed, you have not joined a group or been enrolled in a group by your instructor. You can also view all previous groups in past courses.

    Tags Canvas, Groups, People, Student, student groups, Student Guide
  • You can view any groups where your instructor has added you as a member, as well as any available self sign-up groups in your course.

    Learn how to easily see the groups you are enrolled in.

    Tags Canvas, Canvas Network, Groups, People, Self Sign-Up, Student, student groups, Student Guide
  • Updated on: Aug 05, 2017

    How do I edit a page in a group?

    You can easily edit a page to collaborate on group projects or assignments.

    Note: Your instructor may also allow you to edit course pages.

    Tags Canvas, Groups, Pages, Student, Student Guide