What do Canvas text (SMS) message notifications look like on my iPhone?

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In the browser version of Canvas, you can set up your mobile phone as a contact method to receive notifications as text (SMS) messages.

Note: Canvas also supports push notifications within the Canvas app.

Open Notification

Open Notification

Text notifications appear as area code ending in 10 (such as 210 or 410) and contain at least one text per notification.

To open the notification, click the text message.

View Notification

View Notification

Notification headings identify the sender [1], which can be either from Instructure Canvas, your institution's account, or one of your courses. You can also view the type of message notification [2], and the URL of your institution where you can view more details about the message [3].

You cannot reply to text message notifications.

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