Moodle Student Help

Forum subscriptions and emails

What are forum subscriptions?

Forum subscriptions allow you to (via email) stay up-to-date with conversations in any given forum. 

When you subscribe to a forum, you will receive a notice (via email) for each post made to that forum. This can be desirable for keeping tabs on conversations or undesirable in a particularly busy forum.

Forum subscriptions are controlled by the following:

      • Your instructor may choose to make a forum’s subscription mandatory, automatic, optional, or disabled.
      • You may have personal preferences whether you want to be subscribed or not to a forum when given the option.

You can change your personal preferences at any time.

Changing your forum subscription defaults

  1. Open the User Menu from the down-arrow located at the top-right of any Moodle page
  2. Click the Preferences link
  3. Under User Account, click the Forum preferences link
  4. Locate Forum auto-subscribe and select your preference. NOTE: This will NOT update the settings for existing forums where you have already posted. If you have already subscribed to a forum, you must manually change your subscription settings for that forum from within the Administration block. You must repeat this process for each forum.
    • Scroll to the bottom of the page
    • Click the Save Changes button to save your changes.
    We suggest you change your settings to the following:

        • Email Digest TypeComplete. This will send a daily forum digest. 
        • Forum auto-subscribe: No. Where applicable, this will require you to check the subscribe box as you reply to a post.
        • Forum Tracking: Yes. This will list the number of unread posts, so you can see where the new forum content is located.