Is it possible to alter the default notification settings for all students, observers etc on a course centrally - ie by the teacher/instructor - rather than having to ask the students to do so themselves?
Hi simon and welcome to the Canvas Community! There is no way I am aware of for a teacher/instructor to change the notification settings for students or observers in his/her class. These are designed to be determined by an individual user, perhaps in part because this impacts notification for all courses in Canvas, not just that of a particular instructor. I believe that administrators can alter defaults for their institution, but other than this it is something that must be done by a user herself/himself.
I hope this helps and best wishes!
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