Learn@UW - Information on Discussion Notifications

You can subscribe to discussion forums, threads, or messages that you want to follow.

When you subscribe to a discussion, you will be notified when a new item has been posted. The notification will appear as a little red dot over the "Chatter" icon at the top of the Learn@UW screen, near your name, like this:


You can also receive email and text message notifications for new postings to discussions to which you've subscribed. To receive these, you must configure your Desire2Learn notification settings. To do this, click on your name in the upper-right corner of any Desire2Learn page, then select Notifications.

To subscribe to discussions:

1. While you're in a course discussion topic or thread, click the blue star/subscribe link below the topic or thread name.
    You can also subscribe to a thread within a topic just by being in the topic. Just click on the blue start/subscribe link next to the name of the topic.

2. In the confirmation window that appears, you can chose to be notified in the minibar only, by instant notification, or in your summary of activity.

3. Click the blue Subscribe button at the bottom of the confirmation window to subscribe.

To edit subscription settings for discussions in the course:

1. Within the Discussion tool, click Subscriptions. You will see a list of all the items to which you are subscribed.
2. You can choose to display them by type - All, Forum, Topic, Thread - by using the dropdown menu.

Subcriptions Dropdown

3. You can unsubscribe to posts to each subscription by clicking the blue  Star/Unsubscribe link next to that subscription.

Not Receiving Email Notifications:

If you have followed the instructions on how to receive instant Discussion notifications via email, try the following:

1. Locate the item in the Discussion you are subscribed to and want to receive notifications from.
2. Unsubscribe from the item.
3. Resubscribe to the Discussion item by clicking on the blue star. You should be prompted with a Customize Notifications pop-up.
4. Choose Send me an instant notification from the pop-up and choose Subscribe.

See Also:

Keywords:learn@uw learnuw d2l desire2learn subscribe discussion subscription forum topic thread notification   Doc ID:18969
Owner:Theresa B.Group:Learn@UW Madison
Created:2011-06-23 19:00 CDTUpdated:2014-10-03 14:47 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, Learn@UW Madison
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