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 This refers to Moodle 3.4 from July 2018 onward


In your profile there is a setting to get Moodle to mark new forum posts for you:

  • Go to your dashboard by clicking University logo on the top left
  • Click  on the top right
  • Click on the edit button, then Edit settings

  • Click on the the > to open the Subscription and Editing options
  • Choose which Subscription option you want

    • Optional subscription: users aren't subscribed (don't get email alerts) but can choose to be
    • Forced subscription: users automatically get update alerts and cannot unsubscribe
    • Auto subscription: users start with a subscription but may choose to disable it - OFTEN A GOOD CHOICE
    • Subscription disabled - it is never possible to get alerts
  • Click Save and return to module or Save and Display

You will then see new posts highlighted in a number of ways, for example:

To receive an email every time someone posts

This means that you wll receive an email (either every time someone posts or once a day, depending on your profile settings)

  • Forum auto-subscribe should be set to 'Yes: when I post, subscribe me to that forum'

When you have completed changes to your Profile click on the Update profile button.

IMPORTANT: If you are subscribed, you will receive an email every time someone posts BUT you will no longer see the new posts highlighted in Moodle - the two settings are mutually exclusive.