Meaningful interactions among students and instructors are the hallmark of a successful online class. Canvas supports several types of communication, as described below.
In addition, registered students have Penn State e-mail accounts (<Access Account ID>@psu.edu) that they need to monitor for any official communications that come from the University or from the Penn State World Campus.
The instructor will assume you have set Announcement, Grading, Submission Comment, and Conversation Message to "Notify me right away." Please note that in addition to pushing the notification to your email immediately, you can also elect to push it on a mobile device. If you have any questions about setting up these notifications, please let us know! Additionally, you are responsible for information shared on the various discussion forums. It is recommended you subscribe to these forums to easily stay up to date with the conversation.