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D2L Students: Account Preferences


The Account Settings area allows you to adjust settings for fonts, discussions, and viewing options for use with assistive technologies.

This page includes:

Changing Account Settings

The settings here can make it easier to view content in D2L.

  1. On the far right of the menu bar at the top of the page, click the dropdown arrow to the right of your name. Select Account Settings.

    SelectAccount


  2. The Account Settings tab will automatically be selected, and you will see all the options you have for settings.

    AccountSettings

  3. There are a number of options you can edit in this window, all of which are described in more detail below. After you are done making changes on this page, click Save to save your changes and keep the settings window open. Or, click Save and Close to save your changes and close the settings window.

Font Settings

To change the appearance of text, in the Font Settings section, use the pull-down menus to select the desired options.
Your changes will be reflected in the Preview box.

FontSettings

Dialog Setting

To change the way secondary windows appear, in the Dialog Setting section, make the desired selection.
Note: To understand the implications of each option, read the gray text in the section.

Dialog

HTML Editor Settings

To turn off the HTML Editor, in the HTML Editor Settings section, select the box toTurn off rich text editor and view source.

HTMLEditor

Video Settings

Choose this option if you wish to ensure that assistive technologies will be able to detect videos.

 VideoSettings

Time Zone

Using the continent and time zone dropdown list, you can change what time zone you would like your times and dates formatted to.

TimeZone


Changing Discussion Settings

The Discussion tab offers a number of options allowing you to control how you view discussions.

  1. On the far right of the menu bar at the top of the page, click the dropdown arrow to the right of your name. Select Account Settings.

    Select Account

  2. Select the Discussions tab.

    DiscussionTab

  3. Select the desired options. When you have finished, click Save to save your settings and keep the settings window open, or Save and Close to save your settings and close the settings window.

Creating an Email Signature

The Email tab allows you to create a signature which will appear at the end of each email that you send within Desire2Learn.

  1. On the far right of the menu bar at the top of the page, click the dropdown arrow to the right of your name. Select Account Settings.

  2. Select the Email tab.

  3. EmailSettingsSignature


  4. In the 'Reply to' Email Address text box, type ["Your Name" ].

    Example: "John Doe"

    Note: If you do not enter your name, messages you send through D2L will appear in users' inboxes as from your username (e.g., doej@uwec.edu rather than Doe, John).

  5. In the Email Signature text box, type your signature.

    Note: You have the option of typing in HTML.

  6. Click Save to save you settings and keep the settings window open or Save and Close to save your settings and close the window.

Changing Notification Settings

Notifications allows you to set email notifications alerting you to activity in your D2L courses. Below are instructions for locating the Notification settings page. For more information regarding the extent of the Notfication tool's uses, visit the Notifications page.

  1. On the far right of the menu bar at the top of the page, click the dropdown arrow to the right of your name. Select Notifications.

    Notifications


  2. The Notifications settings window will appear. Here you can enable email notifications, specify which email to send them to, choose how often to receive notifications, and choose for what activities you would like to receive notifications.

  3. When you are finished editing your settings, click Save.

 

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