Area 1. Subscription Options for individual forums – setting up and editing
Make sure to Turn editing on and select the subscription mode you wish to use for a particular forum.
When a participant is subscribed to a forum it means they will receive email copies of forum posts. There are 4 subscription mode options:
- Optional subscription – Participants can choose whether to be subscribed (recommended)
- 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
You can edit the subscription mode by selecting "Subscription Mode" under "Forum administration" in the Administration block once in the forum.
Area 3: Forums Page Subscriptions
Each participant in the course has the options of subscribing or unsubscribing to forums based on the subscription mode selected by the instructor when setting up the forums. To view the subscription settings for all forums, select “Forums” from the Activities block.
Tip: If you do not have an activities block you should add one by going to your course home page > Turn editing on > go to the “Add a Block” block and select Activities.
Each participant is able to Subscribe to all forums, Unsubscribe from all forums, and subscribe or unsubscribe to individual forums, as below:
Forum Notification Settings
You can select whether to be notified of forum postings by popup or email by selecting Message Preferences from the drop down menu under your user name in the upper righthand corner of the course page. Then scroll down to the Forum option.