14. Your Notifications and Messages

You can get an alert when you have new messages from your teacher and other participants. You can receive alerts about new forum posts etc. You can receive these alerts via email or pop up, and you can control how you receive them.

To customise your settings, click on the user menu next to your name in the upper right corner of your screen and choose ‘Preferences’. From the list of options displayed, click on ‘Notification preferences’.

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Email messages and pop-up notices will be sent to you according to the options that are checked in the notification configuration page. You can choose notifications to be made when you are online—logged in—or offline—not logged in. To change these settings, click the boxes in the configuration table. The default settings will suit most students.

A number will appear next to the picture of the bell or speech bubble to let you know there are message to view.

Your course teacher or the site administrator may contact you via email using the email address that you have supplied. The system is set to send you a reminder for courses that are time limited.