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Course Notifications

Intended Audience: Affiliation Users, Mentors


Mentors and affiliation users can control how course notifications are received for Brightspace courses. Adjust your settings and choose the frequency of these notifications by following the process below. 


  1. First, open a course from the Student Learning Portal (SLP) dashboard. 
  2. Next, tap the profile name in the upper right corner to display a menu of options and then choose Notifications.
    The user profile menu is displayed with an arrow pointing to the Notifications option.
  3. At this point, the notification settings can be adjusted as needed. 
  4. When finished, tap the Save button at the bottom of the page to apply notification changes. 

Contact Methods

The Contact Methods section can be utilized to setup your mobile device.
Note: Do not modify the email settings.

  1. Tap Register your mobile to select the country, carrier and phone number for the device that should receive notifications.
    The notifications page is shown with an arrow pointing to the Register Your Mobile pop-up dialog box. There are three fields shown for Country (drop-down), Mobile Carrier (drop-down) and Mobile Number (open text field). The Save and Cancel buttons appear below these fields.
  2. Next, enter the code sent to your mobile device and then tap Confirm.The Mobile Number pop-up box is shown with the Confirmation Code field. An arrow points to the Confirm button below.
  3. Finally, choose the Max number of messages per day to receive to this mobile device.
    The Contact Methods section shows the mobile number registered and an arrow pointing to the Max number of messages per day drop-down options.

Summary of Activity

A summary of course activity can be emailed daily or weekly for selected courses. Select the How often? drop-down field to select an option. By default, new users will receive weekly notifications which are distributed at 12:00 AM on Monday's.
The Summary of Activity section of the Notifications page is shown with an arrow pointing to the How Often drop-down field. This reveals a Never, Daily and Weekly option to choose.

Instant Notifications

Instant notifications are notifications that are displayed on your smartphone, tablet or computer as the activity happens. From this section, select (check) SMS and/or Email for each activity.
The Instant Notification section is shown with a list of activities. An arrow points to the check boxes under SMS and Email columns for each activity.

Customize Notifications

Include customization of these notifications by selecting the options available.
The Customize Notifications section is shown with options available to select.

Exclude Some Courses

Notifications can be limited to specific courses. 

  1. First, tap Manage my course exclusions from this section.
  2. Then select the X next to the course(s) that should be excluded. 
  3. Finally, tap the Close button to exit.

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