You can select to receive email notifications when you receive new feedback on a submission, a new reply on one of your comments or when a student asked a question in a submission that is assigned to you. You can find the notification settings in the User menu in the sidebar by clicking the Settings button under Notifications. The emails are sent to the email address set up for your account in the User Preferences.
Here you can configure, per type of event that may generate a notification, if you want to receive email notifications for this type of event, and how often you want to be updated. The following events may generate a notification:
Assignee: Someone placed a comment or question on a submission that you are assigned to as grader.
Author: You are the author of a submission that someone placed a comment on.
Replied: When someone replies to a comment or comment thread that you have also commented in.
For each event you can select from the following options:
Direct: Send a notification email directly after an event happens.
Daily: Send a daily digest with all notifications that would have been sent during the day if the direct option would have been selected.
Weekly: Send a weekly digest with all notifications that would have been sent during the day if the direct option would have been selected.
Off: Never send a notification for this type of event.
Below the notification settings is a list of all notifications you have received over time. Click on a notification to be taken to the comment that triggered it.