Receiving Messages from eClass

Article Last Updated May 2018

The following article contains features, steps, or screenshots that are updated for the new version of eClass available June 25th, 2018. If you run into issues before that time please contact IST eClass support.


eClass allows you to choose whether to be notified by email or pop-up messages for a number of system events such as person-to-person messages, new posts to forums you're subscribed to, and feedback from assignments. The default settings are that you will receive all of these messages.


Before you change these settings, be aware that many instructors use the course Announcements forum (where you have automatically been subscribed) to send you important course information. If you choose to disable email notification for subscribed forums, make sure to check the course Announcements forum regularly for important updates. If you wish to receive email notifications only from certain forums (ie. keep notifications from Course Announcement forums but remove notifications from others), you can use the following article to find out more on managing your forum subscriptions: Receiving Notifications from Forums (Subscription)

To change these settings, navigate to the user drop-down menu by clicking on your name in the top right corner of eClass and select Preferences.

To change your notification settings for direct messages between users, select Message Preferences.


To change your notification settings for all other sources, select Notification Preferences.

You can choose which eClass events to receive notifications about, and how to be notified. You can choose to be notified either by email or by popup message within the system. Uncheck all of the options if you don't want to be notified at all.


If you choose to receive popup notifications, they will be displayed at the bottom of the screen as soon as you log in to eClass. Note that popup notifications must be viewed to be removed from your screen.


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