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Discussion Forum Notifications

Discussion Forum Notifications

Discussion forum subscription modes dictate how often users receive forum notifications. By default, any existing forums in your course are set to 'Optional subscription.' With this setting, users can voluntarily select to receive updates.

When creating a new discussion forum, there are a total of four subscription modes to select from:

  1. Subscription disabled – Prevents users from receiving updates.
  2. Optional subscription – Users can opt to receive forum notifications.
  3. Auto subscription – Users are automatically enrolled in notifications, but can elect to unsubscribe.
  4. Forced subscription – All users are subscribed to forum notifications and are unable to opt out. To ensure you receive all forum-related notifications via your assignment notifications icon on your instructor menu bar, please select 'Forced subscription' when creating new forums.
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