Canvas requires some changes to the default notifications settings in order for instructors and students to be notified about comments on submissions. The steps below will show you how to enable email notifications as well as push notifications for mobile devices with the Canvas app.
On the left sidebar in Canvas, click “Account.” In the expanded bar, click “Settings.”
In the Notification Preferences table, ensure that Submission Comments are turned on. If they are not, click the check mark so it turns green on for Email Address notifications and Push Notifications if you wish to receive notifications on your mobile device.
Checking Student Submission Comments
On the left-hand sidebar in Canvas, click on “Inbox.” Click on the top bar labelled “Inbox” to open up the drop down menu, then click “Submission.”
You can now view student comments here. Clicking the blue text on top of the student message will bring you back to their submission.