I have read messages where instructors are trying to get rid of the discusson notification on the dashboard. My question is "How do I get the Discussion notifications to appear on the dashboard?"
Every day I have to click on the discussion ICON to see if there are any postings. I wish that it would show me on the dashboard for each class whether or not there is anything to read. I have looked for the setting for that, but I have not been able to find out how to get that notification to appear.
Look under Account > Notifications to set what kinds of events trigger notifications, and through what channels. "Discussion" and "Discussion Post" are things that can trigger a notification.
However, the discussion notifications only work if you have subscribed to the discussion. You do this by opening the discussion and clicking the "Subscribe" button in the lower right corner.
I also am having this issue of not seeing discussion notifications on the dashboard for all but one of my classes. For that one other class, the notification won't go away.
I have set notifications on for discussion and discussion posts and I am subscribed to all discussions.
I was never able to figure this our. I have also subscribed to all of my discussions, but it does not indicate on the home page of Canvas for any of my classes that there are discussions to read. I am not really sure that this is really an option. Good luck.
@Robbie_Grant - this still does not work for me; though it used to for couple of days when I first started using the discussion. What I had and would like to have again is: getting a notification only on the discussion board (solid red circle with a white number at the discussion-icon within the tile of a course in the dashboard)
settings->notification-> I could request email alerts; but that is not practical
discussion item itself: I have the "subscribe" selected (green with check mark): this does not do the trick.
I would like a notification in my Canvas shell showing that there is a message in the discussion. I don't believe this option exists. I don't need to have the "email" notification to tell me about discussions as those notifications always come long after I have already seeen them. In fact, the daily email notifications, in my opinion, are really a waste of time. I have given up on the messages (number of them) showing on the dashboard inside the course shell.