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Subscribing to Discussions

Within Discussions, you can subscribe to an entire discussion forum, including all discussion topics contained within that forum; to an individual topic inside a Forum; or to an individual message thread within a topic.


Subscribing to a Forum or Topic

To subscribe to a discussion forum/topic:

Select Subscribe1. Click the down arrow to the right of the title of the discussion forum/topic you would like to subscribe to and select Subscribe.


Customize Notifications window2. Select your preferred Notification Method:

  • Show notifications in minibar only: Notifications will appear in D2L's minibar located along the very top of the D2L screen
  • Send me an instant notification: You will receive an email notification every time a new message is posted to the selected forum/topic.
  • Include in my summary of activity: All new message notifications will be emailed to you once daily in a summary.

3. Click the Subscribe button.

Tip: By default notifications are sent to the email address listed for you in D2L, however messages can also be sent to your mobile phone via SMS text. To learn how to select this option, visit the Notifications help page.

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Subscribing to a Message Thread

To subscribe to an individual message thread:

1. Click the name of the discussion topic that has the individual message thread(s) you'd like to subscribe to.


Click the Subscribe link2. Click the Subscribe link located to the right of the message thread you'd like to subscribe to.


Customize Notifications window3. Select your preferred Notification Method:

  • Show notifications in minibar only: Notifications will appear in D2L's minibar located along the very top of the D2L screen
  • Send me an instant notification: You will receive an email notification every time a new message is posted to the selected forum/topic.
  • Include in my summary of activity: All new message notifications will be emailed to you once daily in a summary.

4. Click the Subscribe button.

Tip: By default notifications are sent to the email address listed for you in D2L, however messages can also be sent to your mobile phone via SMS text. To learn how to select this option, visit the Notifications help page.

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Unsubscribing from a Forum, Topic, or Message Thread

Repeat the same steps above used to subscribe. This time, when clicking the Subscribed button, you will be presented with a Confirmation box asking to confirm you want to unsubscribe from the selected Forum, Topic, or message. Click the blue Yes button to confirm you would like to no longer be subscribed.

For more information about managing your subscriptions see Managing Subscriptions.

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