Introduction to Canvas and Setting Up Notifications
Canvas is our course management system. Penn State has a very nice Canvas Student Orientation that you can review if you are new to Canvas or simply need a refresher.
Even if you are very familiar with Canvas, PLEASE read the remainder of this page and verify that your notifications are set up properly. Failure to do so will lead to you missing critical class information.
Profile and User Settings let you control your personal information in Canvas. Take a few minutes to personalize your Canvas profile by following the instructions below.
|Personalize your Canvas Profile||
|Set your notification preferences||
You have the option of selecting how, when, and for what information you would like to receive notifications. This can be very helpful when keeping track of items such as discussion posts, assignment due dates, and exams. Visit the Canvas Notification Preference Support page and follow the instructions for setting up your notification preferences. The video below this table provides additional information.
To ensure that your Canvas e-mail messages are forwarded to your regular e-mail account immediately, check the "Notify me right away" option (the checkmark) for each item under "Conversations" in Notification Preferences.
|Set your timezone||
|Download the Canvas App||For information on using the app by device, please see the following:|