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How does publish status affect notifications?

Question asked by Brian Gergens on May 16, 2016
Latest reply on Jul 2, 2016 by Stefanie Sanders


Hi everyone, I am trying to discover some more detailed information about precisely when notifications are dispatched to students following updates to course content, specifically how the publishing status of items or courses affects notifications. Some of the things I'm trying to answer:

  • Are notifications sent if a course is as yet unpublished?
  • Are notifications sent on unpublished individual items?
  • If an item in a module is published but the module is unpublished, is notification sent? (So far this one seems to be "yes", but I'm at a loss for the other two.)

Perhaps these things have already been answered but I haven't been able to find any answers so far - all of the documentation seems to not even take published status into account, so I'm starting to wonder if notifications are simply always sent, regardless of the status of the items or the course itself. But surely fall semester students aren't already getting notifications for setup work I'm doing now, right? That would be pretty weird.

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