Here’s a quick video that explains the nuances of subscribing to forums, managing forum subscriptions and editing your profile to change your forum subscription settings. The video was captured by @debbyk.
It’s a short video [2:41] made on http://screenr.com and would be a great addition to any tutorial for users new to managing their own forum subscriptions.
Forum are the most popular Moodle feature and the easiest to implement. Additionally, with Moodle’s automatic email system, new users are often overwhelmed by the volume of forum based emails received. Make sure that your Moodle users understand that they have the tools and options to temper the information flow to their inbox.
Here’s a direct link to the video: http://screenr.com/Fd1