Turning Off Schoology Notifications (Parents)

Because emails sent to student MyKolbe accounts are automatically forwarded to the parent email on file, you may notice that you receive duplicate email notifications from Schoology (or maybe you’re just receiving too many Schoology emails!).   This is an exhaustive article which covers all possible Schoology notification settings in both parent and student Schoology accounts.

 

IN THIS ARTICLE:

Student Account Notifications

Creating Inbox Rules/Filters for Unwanted Emails

Parent Account: Parent View Notifications

Parent Account: Student View Notifications

 

Student Account Notifications

We’ll start out by making adjustments to your student’s notifications.   Log in to your student’s Schoology account (make sure you are NOT in the “student view” from your parent Schoology account). 

Note that whatever changes you make in your student’s Schoology account will affect both of you – you will either both receive these notifications or you both will not.  If there is a notification you want your student to receive, but you do not want to receive, you can create an inbox rule in your personal inbox, which is covered in other articles.  Links to those articles are found at the bottom of this page.

 

Settings

Navigate to Settings by clicking the down arrow to the top-right of the Schoology page (if you see your name in the drop-down menu, you are still in your parent account and need to log out and log in to your student’s account) and click “Settings.”

 

Locate the “Notifications” tab, where you can select the notifications you want you and your student to receive.  Here are our recommended settings.

Note:  The settings on this page are “blanket” settings that cover all courses, groups, and schools.  After these are set, you can also set course and group-specific notifications, which is covered below. 

 

Course-Specific Notifications 
(must be done for each course)

If there is a specific course for which you would like to receive notifications, (still in your student’s Schoology account), click Courses on Schoology’s main menu ribbon, and select the course from the list that appears.

 

On the course’s “Materials” page, locate the Notifications button to the top-right of the page.  Click it, select notifications for that course that you want sent to you and your student, then click “Save Changes.”

 

Group Notifications

If there is a specific group for which you would like to receive notifications, (still in your student’s Schoology account), click Group on Schoology’s main menu ribbon, and select the course from the list that appears.

 

On the group’s page, locate the Notifications button to the top-right of the page.  Click it, select notifications for that course that you want sent to you and your student, then click “Save Changes.”

 

Creating Inbox Rule/Filters for Unwanted Emails

As mentioned earlier in the article, settings made in your student’s Schoology account will be sent to both your student, as well as you, since emails received to the student’s MyKolbe account are also automatically forwarded to you.  If you want your student to receive an email notification from Schoology that you do not want to receive, you can set up an inbox rule to send that notification to your junk folder, or another folder of your choosing.  Here are articles on a few different email clients (note if yours isn’t listed, there should still be an option to create an inbox rule/filter):

  • Gmail: How to Create an Inbox Filter
  • Outlook 2016: How to Create an Inbox Rule
  • Outlook Online: How to Create an Inbox Rule

 

Parent Account Notifications: Parent View

Settings

To check your parent view settings, ensure you are looking at the “parent view” of your account – click the drop-down arrow to the top-right of the Schoology page and make sure there is a green check mark by your name.  Then, from the same menu, click Settings.

 

Navigate to the “Notifications” tab, where you will find settings for Academic, Group, School and Personal sections.  These are the “blanket” settings for your parent account.  Adjust these to your liking, then press the “Save Changes” button at the bottom of the page.

 

Parent Groups

If you want to receive notifications for specific groups, while still in the “parent view” of your account, locate the parent group(s) of interest from the Groups tab on the main Schoology menu.

 

Locate the “Notifications” button to the top right of the Schoology page, make adjustments, then click “Save Changes.” 

Note:  Notification settings set on a group’s page are specific to that group. 

 

Parent Account Notifications: Student View

Settings

To turn off Schoology notifications for overdue student assignments, switch to the student view by clicking the drop-down arrow at the top-right of the Schoology page, and clicking on your student’s name (if you have more than one student listed, it doesn’t matter which student you select – these are “blanket” settings). 

 

Navigate to the Notifications tab and locate the “Overdue Submissions Email” section, where you can choose whether or not to receive emails for your student’s overdue assignments. 

Note:  If you have more than one student, overdue assignments will be turned off or on for ALL of them – you cannot choose overdue notifications for only specific students at this time.

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