How do I set Notification Preferences in the Student app on my iOS 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 currently available in the app.

Open Profile

Open Profile

On the Dashboard, tap the Menu icon.

Open Settings

Open Settings

Tap the Settings icon.

Enable Push Notifications

Enable Push Notifications

Toggle the Enable Push Notifications button.

Allow Notifications in Settings

Allow Notifications in Settings

After push notifications are enabled, the Enable Push Notifications button is replaced by the Allow Notifications in Settings link.

To open notification settings in your iOS device, tap the Allow Notifications in Settings link.

Open Notification Preferences

Open Notification Preferences

Tap the Notification Preferences link.

Select Communication Channel

Select Communication Channel

Tap the communication channel where you want to set notifications.

Set Notifications for All Devices

Set Notifications for All Devices

If you want to set notifications for all your devices, tap the For All Devices option.

Set Notification Preference

Set Notification Preference

Notifications are organized into notification groups.

By default, all notifications are turned on (toggle is on the right) [1]. Enabled notifications are sent ASAP.

To disable a notification, tap the slider (toggle will be on the left) [2]. Disabled notifications are never sent.

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