In addition to using the indicators in the discussion navigation pane to find out if there are new or unread posts and responses in discussions, you can also receive email notifications.
If you have added a post to a discussion, the first time another learner or a member of the course team adds a response to your post, you receive an email notification. If you do not want to receive this email notification, clear the Receive updates checkbox before you add your post.
Receiving Email Notifications
You only receive an email notification for the first response to your post. For additional responses and comments, you can choose to automatically receive information in a daily digest email that summarizes activity for the posts that you are following.
Receiving Daily Digests
You can subscribe to a daily email message that summarizes discussion activity for the posts you are following. To subscribe to the daily digest, follow these steps.
- In your course, select Discussion.
- In the How to use edX discussions graphic, select the Receive updates checkbox.
Unsubscribing from Notifications
If you want to unsubscribe from notifications, complete either of these actions:
- If you received an email message, select Unsubscribe in the message.
- On the Discussion page in your course, clear the Receive updates checkbox in the How to use edX discussions graphic.
Note: These actions unsubscribe you from daily digest email messages. If you create a new post, you will still receive an email message the first time that a learner responds to that post. To prevent an email notification for a post, clear the Receive updates checkbox before you add the post.