Notification Preferences & User Settings
Notification Preferences determins how users will receive
communications from Canvas. While there are default notification
settings, users can customize how and when they receive communication
from Canvas. To modify the notification preferences, click the "Account"
link on the Global Navigation Menu. Select "Notifications" from the
menu. There are four (4) delivery types for Canvas notifications: (1)
Notify Me Right Away, (2) Daily Summary, (3) Weekly Summary, and (4)
Don't Send. Users can click on the notification option to select it. For
more information on Notification Preferences, read the "How To"
How do I set my Canvas notification preferences as a student?
Students are required to have an active "Notify Me Right Away" setting for Announcements and Conversation Messages.
Canvas, certain fields are not able to be changed by users such as
Name, Display Name, and Primary Email Address. These fields are
populated directly from the Student Information System (SIS) or Web
Advisor. However, the Canvas User Settings allow students to add an
additional Email Address(es) for communication, and a cell phone number
to receive Canvas communications via text (SMS) message. To access the
User Settings, click the "Account" link on the Global Navigation Menu.
Select "Settings" from the menu. To add an additional Email address or
Cell Phone, click the "+ Email Address" button on the right sidebar
menu. Click the Email tab at the top. Enter the additional Email
address, and click the "Register Email" button. To add a Cell Phone
number for text messages, click the "+ Contact Method" link on the right
sidebar. Enter the Cell Phone number with no dashes (e.g. 8885551234),
select the provider from the pull down menu, then click the "Register
SMS" button. Note that Text Messaging Rates from your carrier will
apply. Additional Email Addresses and Cell Phone numbers can be deleted
from the Canvas account by clicking the "Delete" icon. For more
information on User Settings in Canvas, read the following "How To"
How do I add an additional Email address as a contact method in Canvas as a student? and
How do I add a text (SMS) contact method in Canvas as a student?