Notification Settings in CANVAS


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. 

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; you cannot change settings for individual courses.


  1. Login to CANVAS. In the left Global Navigation bar, click on your account tab, then click on Notifications. 
  2. 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.
    1. To receive a notification right away, click the Checkmark icon. 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.
    2. To receive a daily notification, click the Clock icon.
    3. To receive a weekly notification, click the Calendar icon. The date and time of your weekly notifications are posted at the bottom of the notifications page.
    4. If you do not want to receive a notification, click the Remove icon.

picture of notifications window.

For more detailed information, please visit the CANVAS online guide articles, listed below:


Article ID: 70510
Mon 1/21/19 1:59 PM