## WeBWorK Main Forum

### Feedback emails

by Maria Nogin -
Number of replies: 9
Is it possible to set it up so that every instructor in a course receives feedback emails only from students in their own section (rather than all instructors receive all emails)?

### Re: Feedback emails

by Maria Nogin -
Or may be at least indicate the section in the subject of the email? Then it would be easy for each instructor to see which emails are from their students.

### Re: Feedback emails

by Raghu Gompa -
Dear Maria,

When you choose E-mail option under course configuration, you will be able to specify what you would like in the Format for the subject line in feedback e-mails. For example:

[WWfeedback] course:%c user:%u set:%s prob:%p sec:%x rec:%r

Hope this helps.

I would like to know the answer to your original question: Is it possible to set it up so that every instructor in a course receives feedback emails only from students in their own section (rather than all instructors receive all emails)?

I wait for the experts to help.

Raghu

### Re: Feedback emails

by Gavin LaRose -
Hi Raghu and Maria,

Prior to release 2.4.5 it was not possible to restrict feedback e-mail by class section. I believe this is possible as of the 2.4.5 release, however. In the global.conf or course.conf file, I believe one can set $feedback_by_section = 1 to make feedback be sent only to the instructor of a section. Gavin In reply to Maria Nogin ### Re: Feedback emails by Arnold Pizer - Hi Maria, In global.conf you will see the lines: # If this value is true, feedback will only be sent to users with the same # section as the user initiating the feedback.$feedback_by_section = 0;

You should set this to 1 and then make sure that the professors and TA's are in the same section as their students.

If you just wanted this to apply to a single course, copy this to course.conf and of course set $feedback_by_section = 1; Arnie In reply to Arnold Pizer ### Re: Feedback emails by Jason Aubrey - Hi All, Is it possible to have the email from two or more sections sent to the same instructor? E.g. suppose I have T. Cher teaching sections 3 and 5, and I want all email from both sections to go to him? In that case, maybe I could count section 3 as a "Section" in WW and section 5 as a recitation? (Does feedback by section work for recitations too?) But even if that works, what if T. Cher has to teach more than 2 sections? Thanks, Jason In reply to Arnold Pizer ### Re: Feedback emails by Arnold Pizer - Following is an exchange of emails (slightly edited) that I had with Dan Margalit <dan.margalit@tufts.edu> that others might find useful. Hi Arnie, I found this on the WebWork forum. Am I correct that this is a setting for the whole server (and not for a particular class)? If so, what is the setting on the server at Rochester where I have our Tufts U course? Thanks! Dan ------------- Hi Maria, In global.conf you will see the lines: # If this value is true, feedback will only be sent to users with the same # section as the user initiating the feedback.$feedback_by_section = 0;

You should set this to 1 and then make sure that the professors and TA's are in the same section as their students.