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How do I add contact methods to receive Canvas notifications as an instructor?

How do I add contact methods to receive Canvas notifications as an instructor?

In Canvas you can add contact methods to receive notifications. Contact methods allow you to select how you want to be notified when various events occur within a course. Notifications are applied to all courses in Canvas. Canvas supports notification through email, SMS text message, Slack and various web services.

Once you add contact methods, you can set your own Notification Preferences to select how often you want to be notified of course events.

View a video about Notification Preferences.

Note: SMS notifications are only available for Announcements and Grading notification types.

Open User Settings

Open User Settings

In Global Navigation, click the Account link [1], then click the Settings link [2].

Add Ways to Contact

Add Ways to Contact

In the Ways to Contact sidebar, your account displays the default email associated with your account, if any. However, if you want to add an additional email address, click the Add Email Address link [1].

If you have multiple Canvas accounts, you can view the Add icon [2], which allows you to merge the address with another Canvas account that uses the same email address.

If you want to add SMS text messages  or Slack as a contact method, click the Add Contact Method link [3].

View Communication Warnings

View Communication Warnings

Canvas does not send notifications to communication channels that have bounced, which means the channel can no longer attempt to generate or send a notification. Bounces can occur from invalid addresses (caused by address typos, changed addresses, etc.) or blocked servers.

In User Settings, Canvas may display the following icons to indicate a contact method's status:

  • Warning [1]: indicates a bounced contact method. To correct the error, you can remove then re-add the contact method to your profile.
  • Check Mark [2]: notifies you of an unconfirmed email address.

 

To delete a contact method, click the Delete icon [3].

View Approved Integrations

View Approved Integrations

When you allow third-party integrations to access your account, the Approved Integrations section will appear and display the authorized integrations. Each integration will show you the name of the app, the purpose (if one is noted), the date the app was last used, the date the app expires, and a link to view further details.

These comments are posted to the global Canvas Community,

NOT your Canvas course.

  • Have a question about using Canvas? Visit the Q&A page.
  • Have an idea to improve Canvas? Visit the Idea Conversations space.
  • Need to reply to a course discussion? Log in to your Canvas course and add your comment there (Tip: Visit your school's website to log in to Canvas).
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