Receiving Notifications from Forums (Subscription)

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 lets you receive notifications via subscription from any forum with settings specified by the instructor(s).

Announcements are forums that are set to a forced-subscriptions. However, most forums are set to ‘Optional Subscription’ that gives users control over what forum notification they receive.

Subscribing to topics in forums where subscription are Optional

  • Users manually subscribe by clicking on the mail icon next to the topic.
  • Open mail icon means Not subscribed.
  • Closed mail icon means Subscribed.

Subscribe/Unsubscribe to an entire forum

  • From the Forum, click the Gear icon.
  • Click ‘Subscribe to this forum’ or ‘Unsubscribe from this forum’.

Check or change your Forum auto-subscribe Settings (in your Profile)

  • Go to your Profile.
  • Go to Preferences.
  • Go to Forum preferences.
  • Change ‘Forum auto-subscribe’ settings.
  • Save changes.
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