Preferences control a variety of things, but the most important are what you receive in regards to notifications.

To access the Preferences menu, click on the drop-down arrow beside your name in the top right corner of the screen:

Finding preference page

The Preferences page has a number of options, but the ones that control which notifications you receive and how are Forum Preferences, Message Preferences, and Notification Preferences:

Preference selection list

There are two options available for turning off message notifications

Turn Off All Notifications (this is the default for employee student accounts)

To turn off ALL notifications, click the Disable Notifications box   Disable Notifications

IMPORTANT, if you do this, you will receive NO notifications at all including notifications of Messages from your students. 

Turn Off Specific Notifications

Message preferences allow you to turn off emails with personal messages from users on the COTROnline site, but we HIGHLY recommend you do not change these:

Message preference options

Notification preferences controls which activity notifications you receive and how.  The default is an email notification, but there is also an option for a pop-up notification - if you wish to activate this, simply click on the Off button associated with the notification you wish to activate:

Notification Preference Options

Forum preferences let you decide if you will receive a notification each time someone posts to a discussion or one notification a day; it also determines whether or not new posts are identified for you:

Forum Preference Options


If you need help or have questions about any of this, please don't hesitate to use the contact information at the bottom of the page to speak with someone at the COTROnline Help Desk.  Note: anytime you see question mark to open a window for additional information, click on it to get additional information about that specific item.

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