How to I turn off student notifications?
Hi Bryan Slattery Welcome to the Canvas Community!
Notifications are under user control, and can only be turned off by the user.
Is there a specific reason?
The specific reason, is that sometimes we Professors have to plan for the future, or work out of order, or just want to try to get ahead on something. Since Canvas alerts students to everything we do (without letting us know that it is notifying them), it creates confusion for them.
I actually like being in charge of communicating with my students. It lets me be the messenger, so that I can set the tone and explain and provide context. Even develop community amongst. my class. Canvas notifications takes that power away from me.
It also creates so much noise in student inboxes, that it drowns me out. Yes, I know that students can turn off notifications, but notifications should never have been sent without my request! I am (supposedly) in charge of this course.
Constantly sending student notifications requires that I be perfect, and I am not perfect. For example:
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