Checking notification settings in Canvas

Checking the notifications in Canvas.

How to check my Canvas notification preferences as a student?

The School of Pharmacy faculty will use the Announcements in Canvas courses to communicate with their students.  We use this tool because it keeps a copy of the message in Canvas to be able to refer back to.  Please do not turn off notifications or you will likely miss important messages.

Canvas includes a set of default notification preferences you can receive for your courses. 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. 

Open Notifications


Notifications are sent as one of four delivery types: notify me 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 unless you set notification preferences for individual courses.

You may be able to reply directly to email notifications outside of Canvas. Replies are updated in the Canvas Inbox. However, please be aware that attachments added as part of an external reply are not included with the message shown in Canvas.


Set Notification Preferences


Each notification is set to a default preference. To change a notification for a contact method, locate the notification and click the icon for your preferred delivery type.