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Notifications History to read truncated notifications and respond to them appropriately later

Notifications History to read truncated notifications and respond to them appropriately later

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It is so frustrating when I get a notification from Canvas Teacher that (for example) a student has left a comment on an assignment, but when I click on the notification, it just opens up Canvas Teacher to the dashboard -- it doesn't even bring me to the source of the notification. To make matters worse, the notification is usually truncated and so I cannot see the full assignment name (and I usually don't remember the name of the student mentioned in the notification).

There should be a "Notifications Panel" in Canvas that lists everything that it has ever pushed out in any notification form (e-mail, text, or app-based notification) so that they can be reviewed in their entirety later when convenient.

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Community Team
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Community Coach
Community Coach

Hi!

With what types of notifications are you noticing the issue? I tested messages, announcements, and assignment comments, and I was able to individually tap the notification on both iOS and Android and I was redirected.

I do like your idea of a notifications history space similar to what exists in the Canvas Student app. I'm not sure how prominent it would need to be, but to it would make sense to add it to the bottom bar with the To Do and Inbox icons.

Learner II

My students frequently leave Assignment Comments which pop up a notification in my Android Canvas Teacher app. When I touch on the notification, it brings me back to Canvas Teacher, but I'm brought to the dashboard and not to the assignment. At that point, the notification is cleared in Android (making it impossible for me to review the assignment name or student name). If I remember the assignment name, I could go through every single submission until I find a comment, but that's not practical for large class sizes. I have never had tapping an assignment comment bring me to the comment. Just today this occurred again -- clicking on the notification showed me all my classes on the dashboard instead of bringing me to the comment or even the corresponding class.

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