For learners

When you join a course as a learner, you will automatically receive in-app and/or email notifications:

  • When a teacher or moderator has assigned a grade and/or has given you feedback

  • When a learner, moderator, or teacher has responded to your discussion post

  • When a teacher or moderator has set up reminders for start and end dates

In-app notifications

In-app notifications will appear under the bell icon in the upper right corner. Click on the notification and it will take you to the discussion or feedback. 

Turn off notifications

Once you’re finished with a course, or if you don’t want emails about your course anymore, you can turn off email notifications for each course from your Home page. To do so, select the down arrow on the right side of the course and then toggle the notifications you would rather not receive to the “off” position.

Subscribe to the email digest

To subscribe to weekly or daily notification digest emails, sign into your account and click on the gear icon under the notification bell. From here you can select to receive the email digest Daily or Weekly (defaults to Never).

To unsubscribe from the email digest, click on the gear icon under your notification bell and select "Never." 

Manage your discussion subscriptions

If you’d like to get updates about a particular question that someone else asked, hit the "Subscribe" button on the question and you’ll be notified when someone responds. Select "Unsubscribe" to stop receiving notifications. 

You can follow any in-app or emailed notification straight to the original discussion by clicking on it. Once the discussion opens, use the unsubscribe button to stop receiving further notifications. 

💡Tip: You can also respond to someone by replying to an email notification. Simply write your response above the reply line and press send. (Just be aware that your automatic email signature will be sent with your reply unless you remove it.)


If you mark notifications as spam (or if your email server has an overactive filter) your notifications may land in your junk or spam folder. If this happens, you can bring notifications back to your inbox by adding the sending addresses to your contacts or by marking the messages as "not spam."

Here are the two email addresses that you will want to mark as "not spam" or "not junk" or enter into your contacts:

Here's an example from Gmail:

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