EPD - Learn@UW - Subscribing to Discussions in D2L

Subscriptions allow you to receive email, minibar, and SMS notifications of new posts in Desire2Learn discussion forums, topics, and threads.

In order for subscriptions to work properly, you must first set up your Notification Settings.

Subscribe to an entire forum or topic

  1. On the Discussions List page (Communication > Discussions), click the pull-down arrow next to the forum or topic to which you want to subscribe, and then click Icon to click in order to subscribe to a forum, topic or thread Subscribe.

    Contet menu for a discussion forum showing the Subscribe option.

  2. Select your Notification Method in the Customize Notifications pop-up window. Your options include:

    • Show notifications in minibar only -- Notifications only appear in the minibar at the top of the D2L page. A dot will appear on the Subscription Alerts icon when you have new notifications.

      Alerts icons in minibar

    • Send me an instant notification -- A notification will be sent via email and/or SMS text depending on your notification settings.

    • Include in my summary of activity -- Notifications will be included in a daily email summary of activities (if you have set this up in your notification settings).

  3. Click Subscribe.

Subscribe to a thread

  1. Click Icon to click in order to subscribe to a forum, topic or thread Subscribe beside the thread for which you want to receive notifications.

    Discussion thread

  2. Select your Notification Method in the Customize Notifications pop-up window. Your options include:

    • Show notifications in minibar only -- Notifications only appear in the minibar at the top of the D2L page. A dot will appear on the Subscription Alerts icon when you have new notifications.

      Alerts icons in minibar

    • Send me an instant notification -- A notification will be sent via email and/or SMS text depending on your notification settings.

    • Include in my summary of activity -- Notifications will be included in a daily summary of activities (if you have set this up in your notification settings).

  3. Click Subscribe.

Unsubscribe from notifications

  1. Click Icon to click to unsubscribe from a forum, topic or thread Unsubscribe from the context menu of the forum or topic to which you are subscribed, or click Icon to click to unsubscribe from a forum, topic or thread  Subscribed beside a thread, to stop receiving notifications.

  2. In the confirmation pop-up window, click Yes.

Edit Subscription Settings

To edit your subscription settings, go to your Discussions List (Communication > Discussions) and select Subscriptions.

You will see a list of all the forums and threads to which you are subscribed. You can modify your default notification method, and you can access your notification settings to change the email address used for notifications.

For each forum, topic or thread to which you are subscribed, you can change the notification frequency, and you unsubscribe if you wish by clicking  Subscribe icon Subscribed.

Edit Subscription Settings





Keywords:EPD, D2L, Learn@UW, Discussions, Subscribe, Notifications, unsubscribe, thread, forum, topic   Doc ID:44615
Owner:Amanda R.Group:Engineering Professional Development - Department Resources
Created:2014-10-30 13:27 CSTUpdated:2015-09-04 11:31 CST
Sites:College of Engineering - Online Learning Resources, Engineering Professional Development - Department Resources
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