Do you make Canvas announcements, only to come to class and find out 70% of the class didn’t know you made one? Have you sent a Canvas message to a student and never heard back?
It seems impossible to find the one simple way to communicate with all the students in your class. Canvas can be your communications solution. As the instructor, it is important to indicate to students how you will utilize Canvas to communicate with them. (Announcements, Canvas Inbox, etc.) Each student then has the ability to indicate how they want to be notified of these communications within their Canvas settings.
➊ Students log in to Canvas and select their account
➋ Choose Notifications in the left menu.
➌ Students then choose:
- Where they want to be notified: email, text, twitter, etc.
- How often they want to be informed: immediately, once a day, once a week, never.
- About what content they want to be informed: Announcements, Inbox messages, grade updates, etc.
*Note: Students can add additional forms of contact information from their account settings.
Please feel free to borrow the graphic above to utilize in a Canvas announcement or to post in your course syllabus. Know a colleague who might benefit from this information? CITL encourages you to forward this information to colleagues as well.
Interested in learning more about Canvas Communication Strategies? The CITL hosts many workshops that can help you become more familiar with Canvas. Explore the possibilities on the CITL website or contact our office for an individual consultation.