Forum Subscription Options

Being "subscribed" to a forum means you will get an email every time someone posts. This can be useful, or annoying!

Adjust Forum Settings For Your Class

Instructors can click into the forum and adjust forum settings for everyone in their Administration block.

  • Optional subscription is the default- users are unsubscribed until they post or subscribe.
  • Forced subscription means everyone is subscribed and cannot unsubscribe.
  • Auto subscription means everyone is subscribed but can unsubscribe if they want to.
  • Subscription Disabled will un-subscribe everyone from the forum, and no one will be able to subscribe themselves.

Instructors can also see who is currently subscribed to a forum here, with show/edit current subscribers.

Managing Your Forum Subscriptions

When you post to a forum for the first time, choose what subscription option you would like.

To check your subscriptions or unsubscribe, find the Activities block in your course and click Forums

Adjust subscription options as needed!

Email Digest Settings

Another option is to stay subscribed but adjust the number of emails you get from Moodle in a day.

In the upper right corner, click on your profile picture to get the drop down menu and choose Preferences.  On the preferences page, choose Forum Preferences under User Account

The Email digest type option allows you to choose to get a daily digest of all Moodle notifications instead of being notified each time there is a post to a forum.

The Forum auto-subscribe option allows you to choose a personal default subscription method for all forums in Moodle.


Last modified: Monday, June 12, 2017, 10:03 AM