Thank you for your request. It has been added to the enhancement ticketing system and listed as a high priority. Enhancement Request #6926—Grade Notification Settings.Anonymous commented
Would love to get email for when a grade comes in.
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When you click on the mail icon in the top right, it doesn't take you to a new page, it hides the current page with a section that acts like a page. The 'x' in the top right is really bizarre for web applications (at least when it isn't apparent that there is something behind it). Reading feedback on an assignment is the same way. It makes you feel like you've navigated to a new page, when you really haven't.
One of the issues with this design pattern is the browser's back button. When a user's view changes from one page to something that looks like a new page, I think the first instinct would be to click "back" rather than looking for the blue/white X in the top right of a window. Maybe you could make it red instead, which is more conventional for "exit".
I think the user experience gains from handling this type of navigation in a more conventional way outweigh the ease that comes with throwing everything in a full-page container. At least make the container a little bit smaller so that we know it's an overlay/modal, not a new page.