4.13. Enabling Discussion Notifications

You can set up notifications that learners receive the first time that anyone adds a response to a discussion post that they have made.

For more information, including the text of the discussion notification message, see Automatic Email Messages from the Open edX Platform and Receiving Notifications.

4.13.1. Requirements for Discussion Notifications

To create discussion notifications for your instance of the Open edX platform, you need the following items.

  • edX Automated Communication Engine (ACE). For more information about how to install and configure ACE, see edX Automated Communication Engine.
  • A third party email client, such as Sailthru. For information about how to configure your email client, see the documentation for the client.

4.13.2. Enable Discussion Notifications

After you have set up ACE and the third party email client, you enable discussion notifications in the Django administration console for your instance of Open edX.

  1. Sign in to the LMS Django administration console for your base URL. For example, http://{your_URL}/admin.

  2. On the Site Administration page, locate Site_Configuration.

  3. In the Site_Configuration section, next to Site configurations, select Change.

  4. On the Change site configuration page, locate the Values field, and then add the following value.

    {
     "enable_forum_notifications":true
     }
    
  5. Select Save.