Learn@Illinois Moodle - Change Forum Subscription Settings

As an instructor, you can decide when students receive emails from a forum by changing the subscription settings.

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

When you add a forum to your course site, special attention should be given to the email subscription settings. Depending on how these settings are configured, your students may or may not be emailed every time someone posts to the forum.

If a forum is posted too frequently and you force students to subscribe to it, you may end up inadvertently flooding your students' inboxes. Likewise, if a forum contains important and time-sensitive messages but your students are not subscribed, they could miss out on critical information. To change the subscription settings for a forum, follow the steps below.
  1. Click on the forum.
    Forum screenshot
  2. In the Administration block, click Edit settings.

  3. Scroll down and expand the "Subscription and tracking" section.
  4. Use the "Subscription mode" drop-down menu to select how users will be subscribed to the forum. The available subscription modes are described below.
    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 tracking screenshot

Related Topics

Moodle.org Documentation

Keywords:moodle, forum, emails, tracking   Doc ID:71349
Owner:ATLAS-TLT .Group:University of Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences
Created:2017-03-03 16:22 CDTUpdated:2018-10-31 13:20 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences
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