Notification Preferences

Avila students currently do not have the ability to set notification preferences in Angel. Modern course management applications allow faculty and students the ability to choose types of notifications, now these are sent to them, and under what conditions notifications are made. Students manage their own means of receiving notifications. In these videos we demonstrate how each system handles notification preferences. Use the icon in the lower right corner of the YouTube video to view full screen.

Canvas Features

  • Multiple SSO (single-sign on) web services are available
  • End-users select which services to include in their communication and notification preferences.
  • End-users have over 20 notifications they can set.
  • End-users can determine how the are notified and the frequency (immediate, daily, etc.)

Canvas Notifications


Blackboard Features

  • Uses activate "Enable Connect" to receive text messages.
  • Web services can be selected in social settings for SSO to services.
  • Conditions of notification are not specified in the profile (may specified by content item as it is in Angel).

Blackboard Notfications


D2L Features

  • End-users set email and phone number in profile
  • Summary of Activity is a daily report the end-user can elect to receive
  • Instant notification on discussions, drop boxes and news items are possible but conditions of notification are preset
  • Can select email or text message or both on notifications

D2L Notifications