There are some forums that cannot be unsubscribed from, however you can reduce the number of emails you get by unsubscribing or changing the way you receive them.

Changing How You Get Messages (Digest)

One way to get fewer messages is to change your account so you receive the messages in Digest format instead of as individual messages.  A digest is a compilation of all the posts for that day in one email (at 5pm PST/PDT) vs. one email for each post.  (This change affects all courses)

  • To enable this, click on the User menu in the top right and then click Preferences.
  • Click on Forum preferences.
  • Set Email digest type to Complete or Subjects only and click the Save changes button.

Unsubscribing (forum)

When subscribed to a forum, it means you get email notifications when people post to that forum.  If you reduce the number of forums you are subscribed to, you will reduce the number of emails you receive.  (This change only affects one forum at a time)

  • Navigate to the course where you would like to unsubscribe from a forum.
  • In the right column, click on Forums in the Activities block. (alternatively, Forums might be in a Quick links block at the top right)
  • The subscribed columns will show Yes or No. Yes means you are automatically subscribed to all new discussions in this forum, while No means that you are not.
  • If it's set to Yes, clicking on it will set it to No and will stop you from automatically being subscribed to discussions in this forum.
  • If Yes under the subscribed column is not a button this means that subscription for this forum is forced and you cannot unsubscribe. This is common for course announcements forums.

Unsubscribing (discussion)

When subscribed to a forum, it means you get email notifications when people post to all discussions within that forum. You may want to be subscribed to some discussions but not others.

  • Navigate to the course where you would like to unsubscribe from a discussion.
  • In the right column, click on Forums in the Activities block. (alternatively, Forums might be in a Quick links block at the top right)
  • Click on the name of the forum discussion you want to unsubscribe from.
  • Under the column on the far right you should see either an 'x' or a check mark  to indicate whether or not you are subscribed to the discussion. Click on this icon to toggle discussion subscription on or off. The 'x' indicates that you are not subscribes while the check mark indicates that you are subscribed. The change is immediate.

 



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