Modifying Your Default Canvas Account Notification Settings
Within Canvas @ Yale, you can modify your account notification settings to determine how frequently you receive email notifications from your Canvas @ Yale course sites. Your account-level notification settings are your default notification preferences, which will be used in all Canvas courses. You are able to set your notification preferences at the course-level as well.
Course-level notification preferences override default (account-level) notification preferences. Review the Modifying Your Canvas Course-Level Notification Settings article for more information.
Table of Contents
This article will address the following information:
Changing Default Account-Level Notification Preferences
Notifications received from Canvas to your email address will come from "[Course Name] <[email protected]>"
- Click on "Account" on the Global Navigation.
- From the side menu that appears, click "Notifications."
- Next to each notification item in the list, click the icon in the "Email" column to select the notification frequency.
Notification Frequency Icons
Notify Immediately (solid bell): Receive notification email right away.
- Notifications will be delayed one-hour to capture any changes, which prevents multiple notifications at the same time.
Daily summary (calendar with number): Daily notification via email.
- Daily notifications will be delivered around 6pm.
Weekly summary (calendar with date boxes): Weekly notification via email.
- Weekly notifications will be delivered Saturday between 4pm and 6pm.
- Notifications off (clear bell with slash): Does not send notification email for that item.
Description of Notification Types
Please see below for the description of each notification type.
What functionality is covered
||Assignment Due Date Change
||Course grading policy change
||Change to course content including: Pages, Quiz Content, Assignment Content
||New files added to your course
||New announcements in your course
|Announcements Created By You
||New announcements created by you, and replies to announcements you've created
||Includes: Assignment/submission grade entered/changed; Grade weight changed
||Invitation for: Web conference; Group; Collaboration; Course Enrollment; Peer Review reminder
||Late assignment submission
||Assignment submission comment
||Content was synced from a blueprint course to associated courses
|New Topic||New discussion topic in your course
|New Reply||New reply a topic you're subscribed to
|New Mention||New mention in a Discussion|
|Added to Conversation
||You are added to a conversation
||New Inbox messages
|Conversations Created By Me
||You created a conversation
|Student Appointment Signups*
||Student appointment sign-up
||New appointment on your calendar
||New appointment timeslots are available for signup
||New and change items on your course calendar
||Group enrollment, and accepted/rejected
||A conference recording is ready
||Course enrollment, report generated, content export, migration report, new account user, and new student group
|Content Link Error*
||Location and content of a failed link that a student has interacted with
|Global Announcements||Institution-wide announcements (also displayed on Dashboard pages)|
*Instructor and Admin only
**Admin only: pending enrollment activated
For more technical details about each notification setting, please refer to the vendor's Canvas Notifications documentation, which provides a much more detailed explanation of the notification settings and behaviors.
For Account-level notification setting recommendations, please refer to the articles below:
For general help, please contact [email protected].