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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:

  1. Click on the forum you would like to edit.
    A picture of the forum activity
  2. In the navigation menu, click the Subscriptions option.
    A picture of the navigation menu with a red box around subscriptions

  3. Next to "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.
      A picture of the subscription mode option with a red box around the drop down menu
  4. After making your selection your changes will be saved automatically. 

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Keywordsforums, email, emails, track, tracking, boost, change, subscribe, subscribing, unsubscribe, unsubscribing, setting, optional, forced, auto, disabled   Doc ID71349
OwnerATLAS-TLTGroupUniversity of Illinois LAS
Created2017-03-03 16:22:40Updated2023-10-20 09:00:26
SitesUniversity of Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences
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