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Dashboard Notification Settings

Summary


In this document you will learn about notification settings used in your course dashboard.

Overview

The Notifications Dashboard contains four basic modules that give information to users based on their enrollment and their role in the system. Which modules are available and what type of notifications are delivered is set up by the system administrator. Users with multiple enrollments will receive information in modules for all their classes and organizations. Users with multiple roles will receive information in modules for all their roles. Users can navigate to individual items to take action.

For all users, each Course contains a Notification Dashboard specific to that course and users. Instructors can customize the notifications that appear on this page, as well as opt to have email notifications sent to their account.

The page displays these modules:

  • Needs Attention – Displays all items in a course that require some type of interaction. Instructors, TAs, and Graders see assignments, tests, and surveys that have been submitted
  • Alerts – Displays past due and early warning notifications for all courses. Instructors, TAs, and Graders see the users in each course that have past due items and who have generated early warning messages. Links are provided to email students and view early warning system rules. Students see any assignments, tests, or other items that are past due and any early warning messages received
  • What’s New – Displays a list of new items in all relevant courses and organizations. Instructors, TAs, and Graders see any new assignments that have been submitted, tests that have been submitted, new discussion board posts. Students see new discussion board posts, new grades posted, new content that is available
  • To Do – Displays the status (Past Due/Due) of relevant course work and tasks. Students see any grade items that have listed due dates in two categories, what is past due and what is due in the future. Links to relevant course items are provided

Instructor view

  • Needs Attention- Any submitted item by a user for review or grading by the Instructor. Categories of the possible notification types:
    • Grade Tests – the tests and the corresponding users who have submitted the tests
    • Grade Assignments – the Assignments and the corresponding users who have submitted the Assignments
    • Grade Surveys – The Surveys and the corresponding users who have submitted the Surveys
  • Alerts
    • The Past Due area displays any Assessment, Assignment, or Survey that has past its Due Date with no submission by the user
    • The Early Warning System area displays any rule and the list of users who have violated that rule
  • What’s New
    • The Communication area displays the number of unread Discussion Board posts for each forum, the unread Blog entries, and the unread Journal entries
    • The Materials area displays any updated, submitted, or created Content, Tests, Assignments, and Surveys

Student view

  • Needs Attention
    • The What’s Past Due area displays any Assessment, Assignment, or Survey that has past its Due Date with no submission by the user
    • The What’s Due displays information about any Assessment, Assignment, or Survey that contains a Due Date
  • Alerts
    • The Past Due area displays any Assessment, Assignment, or Survey that has past its Due Date with no submission by the student
    • The Early Warning System area displays any rule the student has violated
  • What’s New
    • The Communication area displays the number of unread Discussion Board posts for each forum, the unread Blog entries, and the unread Journal entries
    • The Materials area displays any updated, submitted, or created items, such as, Tests, Assignments, Announcements, Surveys, and so on

Rules

Rules for items to display as notifications

  • A notification for that item is set to On in the Notifications Dashboard Settings area
  • The item or Discussion Board Forum is made Available
  • The Start Date for the item has passed
  • The Adaptive Release criteria are met by a Student
  • An Early Warning System rule is broken by a Student
  • For an Assessment, Assignment, Survey, or grade item to display in the Alerts area for Instructors, or the To Do area for Students, there must be a Due Date

Rules for the removal of notifications

  • The item is removed by the user
  • The item is made Unavailable
  • The item’s End Date is reached
  • The Adaptive Release rules are no longer met by the user
  • The Early Warning System Rules are no longer broken by the user
  • The item has passed its duration as determined in Notifications Dashboard Settings page

Control the settings for the notifications dashboard

  • Which notifications appear on the dashboard
  • Which notifications will generate email messages
  • Which type of email format notifications will be sent, individual or daily digest
  • The number of days before the removal of a notification
  • To create Due Date reminders for notifications

Settings

Access the edit notifications settings page

  • Click on any of the Edit Notification Settings

Edit general settings

  • Defines the general notification settings such as email format, deletion schedule, and reminder schedule for courses and organizations

General settings

  • Individual – Email messages are sent for each notification. For Early Warning System details, unread Discussion Board messages, unread Blog Posts, and unread Journal Entries,  however, the Digest selection is necessary
  • Daily Digest – All notifications are collected and sent in a daily digest to that user
  • Remove Notifications – Set the number of days until a notification is automatically removed

 

Edit individual course settings

  • Disabled for Boise State University Bb

Current notification setting

  • Dashboard = Bb course Home Page notifications
  • Email = sends an Email notifications, individual or Daily Digest

Bulk edit notification settings

  • Select a set of courses or organizations to update and change the notification settings for them in one step

Bulk notification settings

  • change notification settings on multiple courses, Select your courses and move to Selected Items

Edit individual organization settings

  • Disabled for Boise State University Bb

Actions in a notification module

  • Expand All – Displays all the items in the module
  • Collapse All – Collapses all the items in the module
  • Dismiss All – Removes all the notifications in the module
  • Refresh – Refreshes the pages to show updated changes


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