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Student Notification Recommendations

Within Canvas @ Yale, you have specific notifications that you can modify to determine how frequently you receive email notifications from your Canvas @ Yale course site.  For details about each about each notification setting, please refer to the vendor's Canvas Notifications documentation.

Notifications received from Canvas to your email address will come from "Course Name <notifications@instructure.com>".

In order to ensure that you are receiving all types of communication from your intstructor or TA, 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
New announcements in your course
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
Appointment Cancellations
Appointment cancellation
Check mark (Immediate)
Appointment Availability
New appointment timeslots are available for signup
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
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
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
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
Conferences
Recording Ready
A conference recording is ready