Forum Preferences [Faculty & Student]


Forum Preferences allows the user to adjust forum notifications, subscriptions, and tracking of read and unread posts in forums.

This Guide Will Help You to:

  • Navigating to Forum Preferences

  • Email Digest Type

  • Forum Auto-Subscribe

  • Forum Tracking

  • Seek further assistance

Navigating to Forum Preferences

To navigate to forum preferences, you will have to access your profile settings. 

  1. Login to Moodle ISU. For more information, see Accessing Moodle ISU for Faculty 

  2. Select your profile picture/name.

  3. Select Preferences.


  1. In the User account section, select Forum preferences.


Email Digest Type

From the Email digest type drop-down menu, select from the following:

  • No digest - you will receive one email per forum post.

  • Complete - you will receive one digest email per day containing the complete contents of each forum post.

  • Subjects - you will receive one digest email per day containing just the subject of each forum post.

Forum Auto-Subscribe

From the Forum auto-subscribe drop down, select from the following:

  • Yes: when I post, subscribe me to that forum discussion

  • No: don’t automatically subscribe me to forum discussion

Forum Tracking

From the Forum tracking drop-down menu, select from the following:

  •  Yes: highlight new posts for me.

  •  No: don’t keep track of posts I have seen

Note: if Forum tracking is Yes; the “When sending forum post notifications” will be enabled

From the When sending forum post notifications menu, select form the following:

  • Mark the post as read

  • Do not mark the post as read

When you are notified of a forum post, you can choose whether this should mark the post as read for the purpose of forum tracking.

Save Changes

When finished editing preferences, select Save changes.

Note: You will be taken to an overview of your profile.  Users should now be able to track unread posts as well as see new posts.  These new posts will be highlighted on the page and they will be highlighted within the forum.

Seek Further Assistance

For additional assistance please contact, ITRC at (208) 282 5880 or

For more information please visit, Forum preferences

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