Forum subscription

When a user subscribes to a forum it means that s/he receives email copies of every post in that forum (posts are sent about 30 minutes after the post was first written).

Users can select whether or not they want to subscribe to each forum.

However, if a teacher forces subscription on a particular forum, then it will override the user's selection, and everyone in the class will receive email copies.

This is especially useful in the News forum and in forums in the beginning of the course (before users understand that they can subscribe to these emails on their own).

If you select ‘Yes, initially’, then all current and future course users are subscribed initially but can unsubscribe themselves at any time. If you choose ‘Yes, forever’, then they will not be able to unsubscribe themselves.

When you update an existing forum ‘Yes, initially’ option behaves as follows:

  • Changing from ‘Yes, initially’ to ‘No’ will not unsubscribe existing users but only affect future course users.
  • Similarly changing later to ‘Yes, initially’ will not subscribe existing course users but only those enrolling later.

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