There are different notification types in Canvas that can be configured.
- Notify immediately - To receive a notification right away. These notifications may be delayed by up to one hour in case an instructor makes additional changes, which prevents you from being spammed by multiple notifications in a short amount of time.
- Daily summary - To receive a daily notification.
- Weekly summary - To receive a weekly notification
- Notifications off - If you do not want to receive a notification.
- Unsupported notification types cannot be enabled.
- Each set notification preference will automatically apply to all your courses. However, if you manage notification preferences for a single course, notifications for that course must continue to be managed in the course.
- Twitter notification preferences do not support daily summary or weekly summary options.
- Unregistered contact methods will appear in notification preferences but will not receive notifications until you confirm the registration.
Default notifications are set as follows:
· Administrative Notifications: Daily summary
· Content Link Error: Daily summary
· Global Announcement: Notify immediately
· Due Date: Weekly summary
· Grading Policies: Weekly summary
· Course Content: Notifications off
· Files: Notifications off
· Announcement: Notify immediately
· Announcement Created By You: Notifications off
· Grading: Notify immediately
· Invitation: Notify immediately
· All Submissions: Notifications off
· Late Grading: Daily summary
· Submission Comments: Daily summary
· Blueprint Sync: Daily summary
· Added to Conversation: Notify immediately
· Conversation Message: Notify immediately
· Conversations Created By Me: Notifications off
· Discussion: Notifications off
· Discussion Post: Daily summary
· Discussion Mention: Notify immediately
· Membership Update: Daily summary
· Student Appointment Signups: Notifications off
· Appointment Signups: Notify immediately
· Appointment Cancellations: Notify immediately
· Appointment Availability: Notify immediately
· Calendar: Notifications off
How to Change Notification Preferences
To change your notification preferences in Canvas, navigate to the following:
- Change settings per your preference
If you are a student, here is Canvas guide on how to set your Canvas notification preferences as a student.
If you are an instructor, here is a Canvas guide on how to set your Canvas notification preferences as an instructor.
**You can find additional information in the Canvas Notifications guide.