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How do I subscribe to a discussion as an instructor?

By default, you will automatically be subscribed to all discussion threads you create in your courses and be notified when new comments are posted to the topic.

If you allow TAs or students to create discussions in your course, you will not be automatically subscribed to discussions they create. You can manually subscribe to discussions created by TAs or students in your course. If you reply to a discussion, you will automatically be subscribed to that discussion and will be notified of updates unless you manually unsubscribe. Please also note that you cannot subscribe to individual threads within a threaded discussion.

Notes:

  • You must specify your Notification Preferences to receive updates for subscribed discussions.
  • You cannot subscribe to discussions posted within student groups.

Open Discussions

Open Discussions

In Course Navigation, click the Discussions link.

Subscribe on Discussions Index Page

You can subscribe to an entire discussion from the Discussions index page. Locate to the discussion you want to subscribe to and click the Subscribe icon.

Note: The Subscribe icon will turn green when you are subscribed.

Unsubscribe on Discussions Index Page

To unsubscribe from a discussion, locate to the discussion you want to unsubscribe from and click the Subscribe icon.

Note: The Subscribe icon will appear as an outline when you are unsubscribed.

Subscribe within Discussion

You can also subscribe within a discussion. Click the name of the discussion you want to subscribe to.

Subscribe to Discussion

Subscribe to Discussion

Click the Subscribe button.

Note: The Subscribe button will become green when you are subscribed to the discussion topic.

Unsubscribe from Discussion

Unsubscribe from Discussion

To unsubscribe from a discussion, click the green Subscribed button.

Note: The Subscribed button will become a gray Subscribe button when you are unsubscribed from a discussion topic.