Discussion Post Notifications

I would like for Teachers to be notified when a Student posts to a discussion (Assignment & Topics), as well as Students to receive notifications when their post is responded to.
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  • Aug 27 2015
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  • Ben Leddy commented
    29 Jun, 2021 11:44am

    Hi all! We're considering this idea and would like your input on how it should work. Please drop a line at ben.leddy@blackbaud.com if you're up for connecting via email or a video call. Thanks!

  • Raegan Conlin commented
    13 Apr, 2020 06:44pm

    I second this! My students are terrible at going back and checking my responses and having to send them an email to check the response makes the whole "discussion" feature worthless. Also, if I set a due date, it disappears from their current assignments and then they NEVER look back. BUT I need a due date so that it can officially be marked late!

  • Luis Deocares commented
    8 Apr, 2020 03:44pm

    Great suggestion! A notification checkbox would be very useful.

  • Alexander Taft commented
    8 Apr, 2020 02:57pm

    YES- we need this option as well. When setting up a discussion, please include a "notification" checkbox like on assingments and announcements, for students and teachers.

  • Eric LaCroix commented
    2 Apr, 2020 01:47pm

    Now more than ever, this feature is needed. Virtual class work can be overwhelming for the teenage brain, and they need teasers to pull them back on track. If they have to go INTO a discussion to see if MAYBE something might have changed,... that's not going to happen, when every other software designed for a teenager is constantly pinging their devices to grab their attention. Now that our students are home and have many distractions already, the archaic silence of this LMS is doing precious little to compete against other notifications students get. I see this idea is almost 5 years old. How can we get it bumped up to the top?!!

  • Guest commented
    20 Mar, 2020 05:59pm

    I would vote for this as well. In addition, I would like all students to be notified when a teacher posts to the discussion. As it stands now, students post a comment and then don't ever look back over the discussion board. When I go in to redirect or correct a comment thread, I want all the students to be able to see it.

  • Guest commented
    6 Feb, 2020 07:33pm

    This is a frequent request from our faculty. 

  • Jean Springs commented
    13 Dec, 2016 04:21pm

    What a great idea.  This would lead to more give and take.

  • Nancy Stutsman commented
    13 Dec, 2016 04:10pm

    Would also be effective for community group discussions - especially if the members could opt in or out of the notice.

  • Guest commented
    28 Nov, 2016 06:13pm

    We have a discussion board in a community group and I would like parents to be notified when someone posts a new comment on the discussion board. 

  • John Wright commented
    1 Mar, 2016 04:10pm

    Yes, please. Also, a notification when a student submits a past assignment.

  • Jeannie Finley commented
    16 Feb, 2016 07:40pm

    We agree that students and teachers should receive notifications as well.  It can be difficult to have a timely discussion without notifications, and everyone would really like to know when someone comments on their posts.

  • Guest commented
    18 Nov, 2015 08:09pm

    I think this should notify students also, because I often post comments and see no responses. Same as the notifications for assignments turned in.

  • Guest commented
    17 Nov, 2015 06:22pm

    Along the same lines is a notification on when an assignment is posted to an assignment, this would be great especially if you are waiting for just one or two people to submit their assignments.

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