Set your notification preferences in Canvas

What notifications do you want?  Your choice: set notifications for due dates, announcements, course content, grades, etc.

Text notifications: As of December 19, 2020, Canvas SMS text notifications are limited to Announcements and Grading only.   All other types of Canvas SMS text notifications are disabled.  Notifications will continue to be sent via email and the Canvas mobile apps.

For the most reliable, consistent, and cost-effective notification services, please use either email notifications or the Canvas Mobile apps

Multiple email addresses:

  • By default your CSU email is set to receive some notifications.
  • You can add other email addresses, too.
  • Note: Leave CSU email as default to preserve your integrations with external tools.

Frequency – how often do you want notifications?  Configure notifications to send immediately, daily, weekly, or not at all.

Which notifications do you want, where?  You can set notifications differently for your devices, and for each email address.

How to set your notifications?

How to add text notifications in Canvas?

Read your Canvas email – Three choices:

In Canvas, to view your “Messages/Conversations”, click the Inbox icon in the left navigation bar.

In Canvas, every CSU user starts by default with their user-friendly “CSU first.last email address”. You do not need to add it to Canvas.

Email accounts in Office365 are provided to all new CSU Students, Faculty, Staff, and Associates (as of August 1, 2018).

Undergraduates who were previously given a Google Apps (@rams) account can make the switch to Office365 if they want, and/or they can keep their Google Apps accounts. For more information see Email Accounts.

FYI – Email is actually delivered as below:

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To add Another (non-CSU) email account in Canvas:

Make sure you leave your CSU email marked as the default address, to preserve your integrations with external tools, like Echo and others.

Note: if you still don’t see Canvas messages, check your Email Spam / Junk folder.