For each forum you add to a course, you can set the default subscription mode for your students and determine whether or not they will receive email notifications when someone posts or replies on that forum.
Step 1: To access the settings screen for a forum, make sure to Turn editing on. Then click the Update icon for the forum. If you are creating a new forum, use the Add an activity menu to add a new forum. This will take you to the Edit (or Add) forum screen.
Step 2: On the Edit (or Add) forum screen select one of the following options from the Subscription mode drop-down menu:
- Optional subscription – to let participants choose whether to be subscribed to that particular forum. This is a recommended (and default) setting because it allows students to opt-in and to follow particular forums when they choose to.
- Forced subscription – to force subscriptions to that forum for everyone. Individual students cannot override this setting. Note: We do not recommend using Forced subscription unless you have a good reason to do so.
- Auto subscription – to force subscriptions for everyone, but allow individuals to unsubscribe at any time. Note: Rather than Auto subscription, which requires students to opt-out of receiving emails, we recommend Optional subscription, which allows them to opt-in.
- Subscription disabled –to prevent anyone from subscribing to the forum. Not recommended.
Step 3: Click the Save and return to course button.