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Instructor Notification Recommendations

Within Canvas @ Yale, you have specific notifications that you can modify to determine how frequent you receive email notifications from your Canvas @ Yale course site. In order to ensure that you are receiving all types of communication from the students, we recommend you to modify the following notifications:

Legend for Notifications:

Check Mark: To receive notification right away. Delayed one-hour to capture all changes, which prevents multiple notifications at the same time.
   

Clock: Daily notification via email.

Calendar: Weekly notification via email.

Remove: Does not send notification for that item.

Note: Each set notification preference will automatically apply to all your courses. They cannot be set for each course individually.


Notification Type
What functionality is covered
Recommended Notification
Course Activities
Announcement Created by You
Announcements created by you

Replies to announcements you've created
Check mark (Immediate)
Submission Comment
Assignment submission comment
Check mark (Immediate)
Conversations (Inbox)
Added to Conversation
You are added to a conversation
Check mark (Immediate)
Conversation Message
New Inbox messages
Check mark (Immediate)
Conversations Created by Me
You created a conversation (sent message)
Check mark (Immediate)
Scheduling
Student Appointment Signups
Student appointment sign-up
Check mark (Immediate)
Appointment Signups
New appointment on your calendar
Check mark (Immediate)
Appointment Cancellations
Appointment cancellation
Check mark (Immediate)
Calendar
New and change items on your course calendar
Check mark (Immediate)


Please see below for the description of each notification type. All notifications are customizable.

Notification Type
What functionality is covered
Course Activities
Due Date
Assignment Due Date Change
Grading Policies
Course grading policy change
Course Content
Change to course content including: Pages, Quiz Content, Assignment Content
Files
New files added to your course
Announcement
New announcements in your course
Announcement Created By You
Announcements created by you; Replies to announcements you've created
Grading
Includes: Assignment/submission grade entered/changed; Un-muted assignment grade; Grade weight changed.
Invitation
Invitation for: Web conference; Group; Collaboration; Course; Peer Review reminder
All Submissions
Assignment submission/resubmission
Late Grading
Late assignment submission
Submission Comment
Assignment submission comment
Discussions
Discussion
New discussion topic in your course
Discussion Post
New discussion post in a topic you're subscribed to
Conversations (Inbox)
Added to Conversation
You are added to a conversation
Conversation Message
New Inbox messages
Conversations Created By Me
You created a conversation
Scheduling
Student Appointment Signups
Student appointment sign-up
Appointment Signups
New appointment on your calendar
Appointment Cancellations
Appointment cancellation
Appointment Availability
New appointment timeslots are available for signup
Calendar
New and change items on your course calendar
Groups
Membership Update
Group enrollment; accepted/rejected
Alerts
Administrative Notifications
Course enrollment; report generated; content export; migration report; new account user; new student group
Conferences
Recording Ready
A conference recording is ready

 

If you would like to learn more about this tool, please consider attending one of our workshops or schedule a one-on-one consultation: