Disable Notifications by Course

Now you can manage notifications for a single course on the Course Notification Settings page.

Course notification settings only apply to the course in which they are set. To receive course notifications, you must first set your Canvas notification preferences.

Open Course

Open Course

In Global Navigation, click the Courses link [1], then click the name of the course [2].

Open Course Notifications

Open Course Notifications

In the course home page sidebar, click the View Course Notifications button.

View Course Notifications Icon

View Course Notifications Icon

You can view your course notification status on your course home page. The View Course Notifications button icon displays if course notifications are enabled [1] or disabled [2].

You can now set detailed preferences at the account or course level.

The Notification Preferences page for a user’s account specifies the user’s notification preferences and communication channels for all courses, and preferences are automatically passed down to each course in the Course Notification Settings page.

Account Notification Preferences and Course Notification Settings

If a supported notification preference is changed for a user’s account in the Notification Preferences page, that preference will also be reflected within each course as long as none of the notifications are manually changed.

The Course Notification Settings page only displays the following notification types:

  • Course Activities
  • Discussions
  • Scheduling
  • Conferences


Once a notification preference is changed at the course level, the course creates a notification override, meaning it is no longer associated with the preference set in the Notification preferences page. Any additional changes for that notification type must continue to be managed within the course. Notification preferences available within the course are identified by icon: notify immediately, daily summary, weekly summary, and notification turned off.

Course Notification Settings Page

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