Q. How do you set up an alert to your email when students pose a question on the discussion board?
A. In order to get an email notification that your students have posted to the discussion board, you will need to subscribe to your discussion forum.
First you will need to enable subscription in your discussion settings. To do so, either create a new discussion forum or click the “Modify” button to access a previously created forum. Once you are on the “Add Forum” or “Modify Forum” page, scroll down to “Forum Settings.” There is an option titled “Subscribe.” Next to Subscribe you will see the following options:
- Do not allow subscriptions
- Allow members to subscribe to threads
- Allow members to subscribe to forum
- Include body of post in the email
- Include link to post
Choose “Allow members to subscribe to forum.” Then decide if you wish to have the body of the post included in the email or a just a link to the post. You may choose “Allow members to subscribe to threads” instead but then you will have to subscribe to each individual thread. Click “Submit” at the bottom of the page.
If you checked “Allow members to subscribe to forum” then you and your students will see a “Subscribe” button at the top of the page when you enter your discussion forum. Note, you will need to enter your discussion forum as you would to post.
If you click on “Subscribe” then you will be notified with “SUCCESS: Forum subscription successful” at the top of the page.