How do I set Notification Preferences in the Student app on my Android device?

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You can set notification preferences in the Canvas Student app to receive updates about your Canvas courses. Selected updates are push notifications, meaning notifications are sent to you even if you have not opened the Canvas Student app. You can choose to set notifications for specific contact methods, or you can set notifications for all devices.

Contact methods in the Canvas Student app are the same methods added to your Profile and User Settings in the browser version of Canvas.

The images in this lesson are shown for a phone display, but unless otherwise noted, tablet displays mirror the same steps.

Note: Because mobile notifications are currently limited, mobile preferences override preferences in the browser version of Canvas. Additionally, daily and weekly notifications are not available in the app.

Open User Menu

Open User Menu

In the Dashboard, tap the User Menu icon.

Open Settings

Open Settings

Tap the Settings icon.

Open Notifications

Open Notifications

Tap the Push Notifications link.

Set Notification Preference

Set Notification Preference

To enable a notification, tap the toggle button for the notification [1]. Checkbox notifications are sent ASAP.

To disable a notification, tap the toggle button for the notification [2].

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