Personal Account: Notifications

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Schoology sends you email and text notifications for Social, Academic, Group, and School activity that occurs in your account. In the Settings area, you can manage which activity generates email or text notifications.

Note:
  • Email and text message notifications differ from the Notifications menu (bell icon) located at the top of Schoology. The notifications listed under the bell icon are not customizable. They display information related to course materials and events in chronological order to keep you abreast of academic activity. For more information on the notifications that appear in the bell icon menu, see: What kind of notifications appear in the menu notifications?

Email Notifications

You can enable notifications to receive emails about specific activity from courses and groups in which you're enrolled, your school, and your personal account activity.

You can select which notifications you would like to receive from members and groups you’re affiliated with. To customize your notifications, follow these directions:

  1. Click your name in the top right corner of any page in Schoology and select Settings.
  2. Click the Notifications tab.
  3. Click the drop-down menu next to the notification you'd like to change.
  4. Select On (receive from all sources), Off (do not receive from all sources), or Custom (pick and choose the sources).
  5. Click Save Changes at the bottom.

Default Settings

If you have an Enterprise Schoology account, the following email notifications are turned on by default:

Academic

  • Course update posted
  • Comments on my posts

School Groups

  • Group update posted
  • Comments on my posts

School

  • School update

Personal

  • Receive a private message
  • Receive a new subscriber
  • Another user replies to a blog comment you posted

If you have a Basic Schoology account, all email notifications are disabled by default.

Academic (Course) Notifications 

Course update posted: Turn on this option to receive a notification whenever anyone posts an update to any course you're a member of.

Course comments on updates, assignments, or discussions: Turn on this option to receive a notification whenever anyone comments on any updates, assignments, or discussions in any courses you're a member of.

Comments on my posts: Turn on this option to receive a notification whenever anyone comments on any updates you post in your courses, groups, or profile.

Assignment submissions: Turn on this option to receive a notification whenever a student submits an assignment

Test/Quiz submissions: Turn on this option to receive a notification whenever a student submits a Test/Quiz attempt.

User joins your courseTurn on this option to receive a notification whenever anyone joins a course you're the administrator for.

Course content created: Turn on this option to receive a notification whenever any Materials are published in any course you're a member of. 

Course materials overdue: Turn on this option to receive a notification when there are course materials that are still incomplete after the due date. 

School Groups Notifications



Note: School Groups are groups created by your school district or organization.

Group update posted: Turn on this option to receive a notification whenever anyone posts an update in any school group you're a member of.

Group comments on updates or discussions: Turn on this option to receive a notification whenever anyone comments on any updates or discussions in any school group you're a member of.

Comments on my posts: Turn on this option to receive a notification whenever anyone comments on an update you posted in a school group.

User joins your group: Turn on this option to receive a notification whenever anyone joins a school group you're the administrator for.

Group content created: Turn on this option to receive a notification whenever anyone creates content (Media Albums, Discussions, Resources) in a school group you're a member of.

Public Groups Notifications

 

Note: Public Groups are open groups created by Schoology based on areas of study and teaching techniquesBased on the settings at your organization, you may not be able to join open groups. Please contact your System Administrator with any questions.

Group update posted: Turn on this option to receive a notification whenever anyone posts an update in any public group you're a member of.

Group comments on updates or discussions: Turn on this option to receive a notification whenever anyone comments on any updates or discussions in any public group you're a member of.

Comments on my posts: Turn on this option to receive a notification whenever anyone comments on an update you posted in a public group.

User joins your group: Turn on this option to receive a notification whenever anyone joins a public group you're the administrator for.

Group content created: Turn on this option to receive a notification whenever anyone creates content (Media Albums, Discussions, Resources) in a public group you're a member of.

School Notifications

School update: Turn on this option to receive a notification when your school posts an update.

School update comment: Turn on this option to receive a notification when anyone comments on a school update.

Personal Notifications



Receive a private message: Turn on this option to receive a notification whenever anyone sends you a message in Schoology.

Note: If you receive notifications for Schoology Messages you've received, you may respond to the message directly from the notification in your email.

Receive a new subscriber: Turn on this option to receive a notification whenever anyone subscribes to your Blog.

Another user replies to a blog comment you posted: Turn on this option to receive a notification whenever anyone replies to a blog comment you posted.

Rating on one of your Public Resources: Turn on this option to receive a notification whenever anyone rates one of your Public Resources.

Receive a network request: Turn on this option to receive a notification whenever anyone sends you a request to connect and join your network.

Turn off all Email Notifications

To turn off all email notifications for your account, click Turn Off All Notifications.

Configuring Notification Settings from a Course/Group

You can also customize email notifications from the Notifications button in the top right corner of each course and group:

Text Message Notifications

Text message notifications are also available for certain actions.

Note: If you live outside of the U.S. or Canada, text message notifications are not yet supported at this time.

You can link your mobile phone to your Schoology account by following these directions:

  1. Click your name in the top right corner of any page in Schoology and select Settings.
  2. Click the Notifications tab.
  3. Select the Send Notifications to Your Phone via Text Message box to the right.
  4. Enter your Cell Phone Number (your number remains hidden from other members).
  5. Choose your Country.
  6. Select your wireless Carrier.
  7. Click Set Mobile to complete.

To edit or remove your cell number:

  1. Click Edit next to Mobile Phone to the right of Notifications:
  2. To update your number, enter the correct cell number or click Remove if you wish to remove your mobile phone entirely.
  3. Click Set Mobile to complete.