E-mail notifications are a effective way to ensure the teacher is aware, through immediate alerts, of key events in his course as they happen. The various settings are filly described on the section:
Illustration 174: Course settings – E-mail notifications
In this section, you can choose to receive an e-mail notification if:
a user subscribed to your course (this feature has to be enabled by the platform admin),
a new file is submitted in the Assignments or the Dropbox tools,
a test is passed by a learner.
It is also possible to set an e-mail notification to all users when a new assignment is created.