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Account Settings

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.

    Select Account

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

    Account Settings

  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.

Font Settings

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

If you use assistive technology, you may want to turn off the HTML Editor. To do that, in the HTML Editor Settings section, select the box to Turn off rich text editor and view source.

HTML EditorHTML EditorHTML EditorHTML Editor

Video Settings

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

 Video Settings

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.

    Discussion Tab

  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.

    Select Account

  2. Select the Email tab.
    Email Settings Signature

    Email Settings Signature

  3. 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).

  4. In the Email Signature text box, type your signature.
    Note: You have the option of typing in HTML.

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

Help Desk

For more information or to request a service, contact the LTS Help Desk:
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