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D2L: Account Settings

Last modified on 08/11/2017 7:14 am CDT


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Account Settings allow you to adjust the settings for fonts, discussions, and viewing options for use with assistive technologies. These settings help optimize your course pages to ensure that all types of users can benefit from the use of D2L.

Change Account Settings

Changing the following settings can make content easier to view in D2L.

To access the settings, select the drop-down arrow next to your name and select Account Settings.
account settings

Font Settings

Change the appearance of the text by using the drop-down menus to adjust Font Face and Font Size. The changes will display in the Preview box.
font settings

Dialog Settings

Adjusting this setting allows you to change the way secondary windows appear.
dialog settings

HTML Editor Setting

The HTML editor enables you to enter text and HTML into the system. If you use assistive technology such as screen readers, you may want to turn off the HTML Editor.
html editor

Reading Content

Some tools automatically mark content as read as you scroll through it. If you use assistive technology such as screen readers, you may want to disable this feature.

Video Settings

Enabling the video setting ensures that assistive technologies can detect videos. Select the checkbox next to Optimize video presentation for programmatically-driven assistive technologies to enable this feature.

Time Zone

Navigate the continent and time zone drop-down list to adjust the time zone.
time zone

IMPORTANT: Select Save or select Save and Close to save setting changes and close the window.

Discussion Settings

The Discussions tab allows you to adjust how you view discussions.

  1. Open Account Settings.
  2. Select the Discussion tab at the top of the screen.
    discussions
     
  3. Select the preferred options.
    Click the question mark symbol question mark for more information about each option.
     
  4. Select Save or select Save and Close to save setting changes and close the window.

Create Email Signature

The Email tab allows you to create an email signature for emails sent from D2L.

  1. Open Account Settings.
  2. Select the Email tab at the top of the screen.
    email
     
  3. Enter your signature in the Email Signature text box.
  4. Change font size and type face, add images, adjust color, insert hyperlinks, etc., if preferred.
  5. Select Save or select Save and Close to save setting changes and close the window.

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