Update to VoiceThread Notifications Settings

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Published: Monday, May 3, 2021
Summary:

A change to our VoiceThread institutional notifications settings will take place on July 31st, 2021. 

An institutional change will be coming at the end of July 2021 for the VoiceThread Notification settings. This change will not impact anyone who has customized their Notifications settings within their VoiceThread account.

The change that we will be implementing is that we will disable email notifications for comments made on VoiceThreads that users are subscribed to. The reason for this change is that within our institution, VoiceThreads are shared with users in order for them to interact with the VoiceThreads. Since the VoiceThreads are shared there is no need for a user to subscribe to a VoiceThread. The disabling of this particular notification setting will prevent a user who has subscribed to a VoiceThread from potentially receiving two emails about any comments made on that VoiceThread.

The Notification settings for all users will have the following settings as default after July 31st, 2021.

The notification settings for all users will disable all email notifications for comments  on VoiceThread you are subscribed to as default after July 31st, 2021.

Users can always go into their VoiceThread account settings to personalize their own notification settings. You can follow the directions on how to make these changes to your account using the following Knowledge Base Article.

Guest Author(s):
Brad Butler
Former Instructional Technologist, Digital Learning