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#181 Receive Text Messages for Canvas Course Updates

June 20, 2013

In Canvas you can elect to receive course updates via text message.  Here is how to add your phone number as a contact method:

 

1. Click on the Settings link in the red menu located in the top right

2. Under “Ways to Contact” on the right side of the page, click “+ Add Contact Method”

3. Enter your phone number and select your carrier from the drop-down

4. Click “Register SMS”

 

You will then receive a text message containing an activation code that you can enter on the website.  For more information, please see this Canvas guide.

 

After adding text messaging as a communication method, you will need to adjust your notification preferences to start receiving messages.  Please see this Canvas guide for instructions on how to set your notification preferences.