Users can choose to have some notifications sent to them by email, RSS, or SMS so they can be informed of course updates without being required to log in to myCourses.
Configuration required to avoid significant message volume
If you choose to enable Notifications you must take time to configure them properly to ensure they meet your needs.
Misconfiguration can cause a large amount of messages to be sent out.
You can access your Notification settings through the Notifications link found in your user menu found by clicking on your name on the minibar at the top of most pages, or through the Notifications link found through the action menu on any Announcements tool.
All notifications will be sent from the firstname.lastname@example.org address. Please make sure to whitelist this address in your email client to ensure your email notifications are not blocked as junk mail.
You can go ahead and remove this email contact by clicking on theDelete email settings icon.
Carrier charges may apply for text messages
Charges may apply for text messages depending upon your mobile carrier and your service contract with them. myCourses and the Rochester Institute of Technology are not responsible for any charges you may incur by choosing to enable notifications.
Additional mobile carriers
If your mobile carrier is not listed and you know they offer an Email to SMS/Text Message gateway, please feel free to supply a link to that carriers gateway information to Academic Technology Support to get it added as an available option. The gateway must be a public method where an email can be sent to a user based on their phone number so they will receive it as a text message.
At the bottom of the form the Customize Notifications section offers a few additional options.
The first checkbox, Include my grade value in notifications from Grades, allows you the option of including your actual grades in messages. You may wish to disable this if this is a privacy concern for a shared mobile device.
The remaining options allow you to receive notifications for courses outside of the current academic term or courses that have been made inactive by the instructor. We recommend leaving these options unchecked. If a class is in a future term or it has been made inactive, students will not be able to access the course so notifications will not be useful in those cases.
Your notification settings allow you to exclude courses you do not wish to receive notifications for.
To enable a course that has been excluded, repeat the steps above but instead of the 'X' to exclude the course aRestore button will be shown to click on.
New course enrollments will be enabled by default. If you are added to a new committee or enrolled in courses for an upcoming semester you will receive notifications for those items unless you exclude them.
When searching for courses, you can quickly find courses for a specific semester by searching on the term number with a leading period. For example, searching on .2121 will display all of your enrolled courses for Fall Quarter 2012 (2121).
If you have performed a search and wish to see all of your courses again click the 'x' next to what you have typed in to the search field.
Performed without confirmation
This option will be performed without a confirmation at this time. Please do not click on this link unless you are sure you wish to reset your excluded courses.