Learn@Illinois Moodle - Changing Forum Subscription Settings

Learn how to change the settings to determine how/whether students get email notifications for forums. Make sure you pay special attention to the forum subscription settings when you create a forum in your course. Are posts to the forum frequent? Consider using "Auto" or "Optional" subscriptions so that students' inboxes won't be flooded. Are posts to a forum essential information and time-sensitive? Consider using "Forced" subscription.

For a permanent link to this information, please use: http://go.illinois.edu/MoodleManageEmail

  1. Click on the forum you would like to edit.
    Sample Forum
  2. In the upper right corner, click the Actions menu gear.
    Actions menu gear
  3. From the drop-down menu, select Edit settings.
    Forum Actions Menu
  4. Scroll down and click the "Subscription and tracking" section to see all options. (See screenshot below.)
  5. Under "Subscription mode", click the drop-down menu to select how users will be subscribed to the forum. The choices are:
    • Optional subscription – Participants can choose whether or not to subscribe.
    • Forced subscription – Everyone is subscribed and cannot unsubscribe.
    • Auto subscription – Everyone is subscribed initially but can choose to unsubscribe at any time.
    • Subscription disabled – Subscriptions are not allowed.
      Subscription Settings
  6. Scroll down and save changes.
    Save changes

Related Topics

Moodle.org Documentation

Keywords:forums, email, emails, track, tracking, boost, change, subscribe, subscribing, unsubscribe, unsubscribing, setting, optional, forced, auto, disabled   Doc ID:71349
Owner:ATLAS-TLT .Group:University of Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences
Created:2017-03-03 16:22 CDTUpdated:2022-09-06 12:08 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences
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