With a program as multifaceted as our Online Masters program, knowing what information is essential can be challenging.
One important principle to keep in mind is that the essential tool for program related notifications is Canvas. Deadlines, announcements, and changes will all come through the Canvas platform and Canvas notifications.
While there is course related activity in Facebook (e.g. the small group interactions with faculty), they will post updates regarding such activity in Canvas so that you are always aware even if you are not active in Facebook for a period of time.
If you feel that you are struggling to keep up with multiple notifications from various streams, we recommend revisiting where and how you receive notifications. Both Canvas & Facebook have notification settings that enable you to alter what notifications you receive and how you receive them (email, push notifications on mobile, etc.). As always, please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.