You can change how often and where you are notified of Canvas course-related events. However, you cannot change notifications on a course-by-course basis or set notification preferences for other Canvas users. In other words, you cannot force a notification to students's email addresses. All notification updates are universal for all courses you are enrolled in.
Below are guides that may be useful.
- To get an understanding of what can trigger each notification type, please see the last link below. You can ignore the default notifications on the page because Stanford has altered the default notification settings.