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How do I set Notification Preferences in the Student app on my Android device?

You can set notification preferences in the Canvas Student app to receive updates about your Canvas courses. Once notifications are selected, notifications are sent to you even if you have not opened the Canvas Student app. You can choose to set notifications for specific communication channels, or you can set notifications for all your available channels.

Communication channels in the Canvas Student app match the same notification options within your Notification Preferences in the browser version of Canvas. Any preferences updated in the app will be reflected in the browser version.

The images in this lesson are shown for a phone display, but unless otherwise noted, tablet displays mirror the same steps.

Open User Menu

Open User Menu

In the Dashboard, tap the User Menu icon.

Open Settings

Open Settings

Tap the Settings link.

Open Push Notifications

Open Push Notifications

Tap the Push Notifications link.

Set Push Notification Preferences

Set Push Notification Preferences

By default, communication notifications can either be on or off.

To disable a notification, tap the slider (toggle will be on the left) [1]. Disabled notifications are never sent.

Enabled notifications show the toggle to the right [2] and are sent ASAP.

Open Email Notifications

Open Email Notifications

Tap the Email Notifications link.

Set Email Notification Preferences

Set Email Notification Preferences

Email notifications match the notification types set in the browser version of Canvas. Options include Immediately, Daily, Weekly, or Never.

To change a notification email frequency, tap the notification name [1]. A list displays with the frequency options. Tap the name of the desired frequency [2].