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The Notifications tool:

  • is a student-option feature
  • allows students to select specific courses to exclude from Notifications.
  • to set Notifications to be received by email or cellphone message, or both.
  • helps encourage and sustain student interaction and engagement in an online course by keeping students aware of changes, updates, and deadlines.

To set up course Notifications:

Log in to eLearning and follow these steps.

Step 1

On your eLearning My Home page, select Notifications from the drop-down menu next to your name.

Step 2

Notice Contact Methods. Here you can:

  1. Register your cellphone for messages, and/or
  2. Enter your desired email address.

Step 3

Summary of Activity is just that.

  • If selected you will receive a daily message that lists all Notification activity (may or may not be useful).

Step 4

Instant Notifications allows you to select the specific type of notification and how it is received.

Step 5

Exclude Some Courses:

    • This is one of the best options, because here you can select the specific courses that you do not want to generate Notifications.


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