Doesn't seem familiar? Jump to the "Ultra" help about notification types.
This table lists all of the notifications that the system can produce, along with the users who will receive them and under which circumstances. It also lists the module in which each notification appears.
|Announcement Available||Course instructors and students||No||What's New||A new course announcement has been posted. If an instructor chooses to override user notification settings when creating an announcement, the notification will ignore any user settings that may preclude its delivery and will be delivered immediately.|
|Assignment Available||Course instructors and students. For group assignments, all students in the group receive this notification.||No||What's New||An new assignment is available.|
|Assignment Due||Course students. For group assignments, all students in the group receive the notification.||Yes||What's Due||A new assignment is due, or the due date for an old assignment has changed. This is similar to Assignment Available, but shows a new assignment with an explicit due date.|
|Assignment Needs Grading||Course instructors. For group assignment submissions, all students in the group receive a notification.||No||What's New for instructors and students
|An assignment has been submitted.
Instructors will receive this notification in the Needs Attention and What's New modules, for both individual and group assignments.
|Assignment Past Due||Course instructors and students||Yes||What's Due
|An assignment was not submitted by its due date. This notification will be generated after the due date passes.|
|Blog Needs Grading||Course instructors||No||What's New
|A gradable blog has been submitted.|
|Content Item Available||Courses instructors and students||No||What's New||One of these types of content item is available:
|Course/Organization Available||Course instructors and students||Yes||What's New||Issued as soon as a course is created. Unlike all other notifications in the system, this notification can't be turned off. If the notification system is active, this notification will always be sent to everyone enrolled in the course.|
|Course/Organization Message Received||Course instructors and students||No||What's New||Received a new course or organization message.|
|Course/Organization Quota Soft Limits||Course instructors||--||--||Quotas keep courses from exceeding acceptable disk space limits and warn instructors when a course is approaching the limit.|
|Discussion Board Threads and Forums Need Grading||Course instructors||No||What's New
|A gradable discussion thread or forum has been submitted.|
|Gradable Item Due||Course students||Yes||What's Due||A manually-created item is due, or the item's due date has changed.|
|Item Graded||The student being graded.||No||What's New||A grade was entered for an item represented by a Grade Center column.|
|Journal Needs Grading||Course instructors||No||What's New
|A gradable journal has been submitted.|
|Needs Reconciliation||Course instructors||--||Needs Attention||Instructors receive notifications that grades need reconciling after delegated graders begin providing grades.|
|Retention Center Rule Details||Course instructors||No||Alerts||A list of Retention Center notifications.
The Retention Center notification isn't a traditional notification. No records are generated, and the counts are calculated dynamically each time its associated module is displayed.
|Survey Available||Course instructors and students||No||What's New||A survey has become available.|
|Survey Due||Course students||Yes||What's Due||Issued when a user submits a survey that has a due date.
Users sometimes receive both Survey Available > and Survey Due notifications.
|Survey Overdue||Course instructors and students||Yes||
|A survey wasn't submitted by its due date.
When the due date passes, this notification will be issued in addition to the Survey Due notification.
|Survey Submitted||Course instructors||No||Needs Attention||A survey has been submitted.|
|Test Available||Course instructors and students||No||What's New||A test has become available.|
|Test Due||Course students||Yes||What's Due||Issued when a user submits a test that has a due date.|
|Test Needs Grading||Course instructors||No||Needs Attention||A test has been submitted. This notification isn't generated for tests that are graded automatically.|
|Test Overdue||Course students and instructors||Yes||What's Due
|A test wasn't submitted by its due date. This notification will be generated after the due date passes.|
|Unread Blog Posts||Instructors and students||No||What's New||A count of unread blog posts. Users receive these statistics:
The unread blog posts notification isn't a traditional notification. No records are generated, and the counts are calculated dynamically every time its associated module is displayed.
|Unread Journal Entries||Instructors and students||No||What's New||A count of unread journal entries. Users receive these statistics:
The unread journal entries notification isn't a traditional notification. No records are generated, and the counts are calculated dynamically every time its associated module is displayed.
|Unread Discussion Board Messages||Instructors and students||No||What's New||A count of unread discussion board messages. Users receive these statistics:
The unread discussion board messages notification isn't a traditional notification. No records are generated, and the counts are calculated dynamically every time its associated module is displayed.
|Wiki Needs Grading||Course instructors||No||What's New
|A gradable wiki entry has been submitted.|
Every notification is also classified according to whether the system considers it important.
- Important notifications are always generated, even in course import/copy/snapshot scenarios when the system is much more restrained in the notifications that it generates. To learn more, see Mass Notifications.
- The recipient records of important notifications are never truly deleted. Instead, they are marked as deleted and retained. All of these notifications are active by default. For performance and usability reasons, administrators should disable the notifications that it does not want the system to generate. To learn more, see Notifications Cache.
Doesn't seem familiar? Jump to the "Original" help about notification types.
In the Ultra experience, users always have the option to choose their notifications at the system level rather than the course level. These notification settings apply to both the Original and Ultra Course Views. Refer to the table to understand how a user's choice in the Ultra experience affects email and SMS notifications that used to be available at the course level in the Original experience.
If users are enrolled in at least one course with the Original Course View, they'll receive some notifications by default. These notifications can't be turned off and are indicated as Always on.
|Controlling Notification Setting
|Applicable Course Views|
|Announcement Available||N/A||Ultra and Original|
Content Item Available
|New content added||Ultra and Original|
|Course Available||New courses available||Ultra and Original|
|New and upcoming due dates||Ultra and Original|
|Assignment Past Due
Survey Past due
Test Past due
|Past due items||Ultra and Original|
|Assignment Needs Grading
Blog Needs Grading
Discussion Board Forum Needs Grading
Discussion Board Thread Needs Grading
Journal Needs Grading
Test Needs Grading
Wiki Needs Grading
|New gradable items||Ultra and Original|
|Course Message Received||New messages||Ultra and Original|
|Course Quota Soft Limits||N/A||Ultra and Original|
|Needs Reconciliation||N/A||Ultra and Original|
|Retention Center Rule Details||N/A||Ultra and Original|
|Unread Blog Posts||N/A||Ultra and Original|
|Unread Discussion Board Messages||New discussion messages||Ultra and Original|
|Unread Journal Entries||N/A||Ultra and Original|