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Student comments on assignments - find?

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How do I see student comments on assignments? They can find a link to my comments on their grade list, but I don't have a place to access (or even know they've made) student comments on assignments without going through each person on SpeedGrader.

Is there an easier way to get notified?

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Hello mcassani@comcast.net Welcome to the Canvas Community.  Thanks for posting your question.  In your school's Canvas environment, click on "Account" (left hand global navigation) and then "Notifications".  Under the "Course Activities" section of the table, find the row for "Submission Comment".  This is the row where you can choose how you'd like to be notified about comments to assignment submissions (and how often).  This Guide explains this in more detail: How do I set my Canvas notification preferences as an instructor?.  If you want to add additional contact methods (for example, another e-mail address or your cell phone number), you can do that via these Guides:

How do I add an additional email address as a contact method in Canvas as an instructor? 

How do I add a text (SMS) contact method in Canvas as an instructor? 

https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-13113-4152719736 

After you've chosen all the contact methods, then return to that first link I provided, and you'll see a column for each contact method you added.  Just choose the frequency of those notifications for the "Submission Comment" row, and you should be set to go.

Hope this helps, Mary.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

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Community Coach
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Hello mcassani@comcast.net Welcome to the Canvas Community.  Thanks for posting your question.  In your school's Canvas environment, click on "Account" (left hand global navigation) and then "Notifications".  Under the "Course Activities" section of the table, find the row for "Submission Comment".  This is the row where you can choose how you'd like to be notified about comments to assignment submissions (and how often).  This Guide explains this in more detail: How do I set my Canvas notification preferences as an instructor?.  If you want to add additional contact methods (for example, another e-mail address or your cell phone number), you can do that via these Guides:

How do I add an additional email address as a contact method in Canvas as an instructor? 

How do I add a text (SMS) contact method in Canvas as an instructor? 

https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-13113-4152719736 

After you've chosen all the contact methods, then return to that first link I provided, and you'll see a column for each contact method you added.  Just choose the frequency of those notifications for the "Submission Comment" row, and you should be set to go.

Hope this helps, Mary.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

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Thank you!

Canvas notifications are notoriously poor and useless when it comes to submission comments.

A better solution is to use the Canvas Inbox to filter out submission comments:

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Student-Guide/How-do-I-filter-conversations-as-a-student/ta-p/445

Click on the Inbox. Then, in the top left, change "Inbox" to "Submission Comments".

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I would strongly prefer to see these within Canvas, in a single place, rather than having to trace email notices or a thread of notifications to find these. 

dan.stone.ky@uky.edu‌, submission comments are in the Canvas Inbox; filter the view to Submission Comments, as described in https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-12804-4152719679 

I'm in the same boat as Dan. Sometimes I am the one who initiates the comment on an assignment. It recently occurred to me that some of those comments might be nice to share with other students, but I don't want to look back to each individual student and each individual assignment to find the comments. It would be helpful if I could see all the comments in one place, even if I have to click through to see the context within the original assignment. I appreciate any tips!dan.stone.ky@uky.edustefaniesanders

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I did go into Inbox: Submission Comments, and I still don't see comments from most of the students. Why is that so?

Course number 10497