Default Notification Settings in Canvas
This page will provide information on the default notification settings students receive in their Canvas course(s).
Student Default Notification Settings
The following table lists the different course activities and their default notification settings.
|Due Dates||Emailed weekly|
|Course Content||Emailed never|
|Announcements||Emailed right away|
|Grading alerts||Emailed right away|
|New invitations||Emailed right away|
|All submissions||Emailed never|
|Late grading||Emailed daily|
|Submission Comments||Emailed daily|
|Discussion Entry (For topics students comment on)||Emailed Daily|
|Discussion (For new topics)||Emailed never|
|Added to Conversation||Emailed right away|
|Conversation messages||Emailed right away|
|Student appointment signups||Emailed never|
|Appointment Signups||Emailed right away|
|Appointment Cancelations||Emailed right away|
|Appointment Availability||Emailed right away|
|Membership updates||Emailed Daily|
|Administrative Notifications||Emailed Daily|
Note: There are two new notification options. The Files notification will notify users of new files in a course, but will wait until all the files are done updating before sending a notification [Due Dates]. Users can also click the Mark new submission comments as read checkbox to mark all submission comment as read in their Inbox [Grading Policy Changes].
Weekly notifications will be sent Saturday between 1pm and 3pm.
This picture shows the default settings for notifications from a student’s interface.