Moodle: Blocks: Create Notifications in Moodle Mail

Users are able to set up notifications in Moodle mail.


Creating a Notification in Moodle Mail:

  1. Login to Moodle and select your course. 
  2. Locate the Moodle Mail block and select the Create Notification link.

moodle mail block, create notification highlighted

Note: if you do not see the Moodle Mail block, you may need to Turn This Block On.

  1. You will be brought to your notification creation page. You must create a notification title, and select the type of notification from the drop down menu. Upon completion, select Next.

notification creation page, title box, type menu, and next button highlighted

  1. On the following page, select the appropriate notification model for your notification and select Next.
  2. The following pages will offer options based upon the notification model selection. Enter appropriate time and scheduling parameters and select Next.
  3. You will now be prompted to create the notification title and body of the notification, as well as selecting the notification recipients. When finished select Next.
  4. You will now be brought to the notification overview page to review your notification, and make changes if necessary. If you are satisfied with your selections select Create Notification.

Notification review page


  1. Your notification has now been created.


Turn this Block On.

You will need to complete these steps if you do not see the Moodle Mail block on your Moodle page.

  1. Login to your course and click Edit in the top-right corner of the page to turn editing on. 

edit button


  1. Select Moodle Mail in the Add a Block drop-down menu.

add a block drop-down menu



For more information on Moodle Mail notifications, read the following documentation from Moodle Docs. Note that the documentation does not show the SNAP Theme, but the functionality of the settings is the same. All links will open in a new window.


Support & Training

The Faculty Technology Center (FTC) provides Moodle support by email, by phone, or live through Zoom. For contact information, please see the article Faculty Technology Center: LSU Overview. To connect through Zoom and for further information on support services and training, see the LSU Online & Continuing Education Faculty Resources & Support page.

The FTC also provides just-in-time faculty training opportunities and recorded training sessions. Attending at least one training session for Moodle upgrades is highly recommended. For a comprehensive list of available workshops and recordings, please see the LSU Online & Continuing Education Technology Training page.


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