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Desire2Learn 9.0

Setting Preferences

The Preferences area allows you to adjust settings for fonts, CD-ROM drives, operating systems, discussions, and viewing options for use with assistive technologies.

Return to TopChanging General Settings

In the General Preferences tab, you can choose the Online Status and CD-ROM drive.

  1. From the My Home page, in the My Courses widget, select the desired course

  2. In the My Settings widget, click PREFERENCES
    The Preferences pane appears.
    General Preferences tab

  3. Select the General Preferences tab

  4. To change your online status, select Always appear offline

  5. To specify your CD-ROM drive, from the CD-ROM Drive pull-down menu, select the appropriate drive letter

  6. Click SAVE
    Your general settings are saved.

Changing Appearance & Accessibility

The settings on this tab of the Preferences page can make it easier to view content in D2L for those with screen readers or other assistive technology.

  1. From the My Home page, in the My Courses widget, select the desired course

  2. In the My Settings widget, click PREFERENCES
    The Preferences pane appears.Appearance & Accessibility tab

  3. Select the Appearance & Accessibility tab

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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

  7. To change how Math is displayed, choose from the selections in the Math Display Setting section.

  8. Click SAVE
    Your Appearance & Accessibility settings are saved.

Return to TopChanging Language & Region

On this tab you can set the first day of the week as displayed on your calendar and choose your time zone..

  1. From the My Home page, in the My Courses widget, select the desired course

  2. In the My Settings widget, click PREFERENCES
    The Preferences pane appears.Language & Region tab

  3. Select the Language & Region tab

  4. From the First Day of the Week pull-down menu, select the desired day
    NOTE: This changes the display on your course calendar only.

  5. Set the time zone using Continent and Time Zone pull-down menus.

  6. Click SAVE
    Your Language & Region settings are saved.

Changing Discussion Settings

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

  1. From the My Home page, in the My Settings widget, click PREFERENCES
    The Preferences pane appears.

  2. Select the Discussions tab
    Discussions tab

  3. Select the desired options

  4. Click SAVE
    Your Discussion settings are saved.
    NOTE: For more options when viewing discussions, refer to Discussion Viewing Options.

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. From the My Home page, in the My Courses widget, select the desired course

  2. In the My Settings widget, click PREFERENCES
    The Preferences pane appears.

  3. Select the Email tab
    Email tab

  4. To have a copy of messages you send sent to you, select Send a copy of each outgoing message to [email address]
    NOTE: Sent messages do not automatically appear in your Sent Items folder in your UWEC email account. If you want to retain copies of messages you send through D2L, select this option.

  5. In the 'Reply to' Email Address text box, type "NAME" <emailaddress>
    EXAMPLE: "John Doe" <doej@uwec.edu>
    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), which may be confusing.

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

  7. Click SAVE
    Your signature is saved.

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