User Settings

Customize Your Profile

Your D2L Profile allows you to share more information with others in D2L. Your profile can be seen by anyone enrolled in the same D2L course sites as you. This includes all students and members of the teaching team.

Step 1

On the D2L Homepage, select your name and select Profile.

Step 2

To add a picture or change an existing picture, select the Change Picture button.

Step 3

To remove a picture, click the Delete icon.

Step 4

Enter any information you’d like to share about yourself (e.g., name, hometown, social networks, etc.).

Note

You can also display or hide your pronouns. This is done through Account Settings, not Profile. See the section below on Customizing Your Account Settings.

Step 5

Select Save and Close.

Change Your Preferred Email Address for Notifications

Step 1

On the D2L Homepage, select your name and select Notifications.

Step 2

Select Change your email settings.

Step 3

Select Use custom email.

Step 4

Enter the desired email address and select Save.

Add a Phone Number for Text Notifications

Step 1

On the D2L Homepage, select your name and select Notifications.

Step 2

Select Register your mobile.

Step 3

Select your country and mobile carrier.

Step 4

Enter your mobile phone number (numbers only), then select Save.

Step 5

Once you have saved your cell phone number, a confirmation code will be sent to your cell phone. Enter the Confirmation Code.

Step 6

Select Confirm.

Step 7

Optional: Use the drop-down menu under Max number of messages per day to set a limit.

Step 8

Select Save.

Receive a Summary of Activity

You can choose to receive an email containing a summary of activity in your courses on a chosen schedule.

Step 1

On the D2L Homepage, select your name and select Notifications.

Step 2

In the Summary of Activity section, select Never, Daily, or Weekly in the How often? drop-down menu.

Step 3

Select Save.

Receive Instant Notifications

Use these settings to customize what kind of activity you receive instant notifications for and how you would like to receive them.

Step 1

On the D2L Homepage, select your name and select Notifications.  

Step 2

In the Instant Notifications section, mark the SMS (text message) box and/or the Email box next to each activity for which you’d like to receive notifications.

Step 3

Optional: In the Customize Notifications section, mark the boxes if you’d like your grade value to display in notifications from Grades and/or to allow future courses to send notifications (i.e., courses that have not yet begun). 

Step 4

Select Save.

Exclude Select Courses from Notifications

You may choose which courses you do not want to receive notifications for.

Step 1

On the D2L Homepage, select your name and select Notifications.  

Step 2

In the Exclude Some Courses section, select Manage my course exclusions.

Step 3

Select the X next to any course you want to stop notifications for.

Step 4

To restore notifications for a course for which you have previously stopped notifications, select Restore excluded courses.

Step 5

Select Close when finished.

Step 6

Select Save.

Note

D2L notifications are auto-generated by dates and not sent directly by Instructors. If you experience a significant delay in sending or receiving notifications, please contact the Instructional Technology Team.

Customize Your Account Settings

Edit your settings in D2L, such as pronoun visibility, preferred font, time, and number formats, for all courses.

Step 1

On the D2L Homepage, select your name and select Account Settings.  

Step 2

Select the tab for the settings you want to change: Account Settings, Discussions, or Email

Account Settings. While there are several settings listed under Account Settings that you can manage, we recommend changing ONLY the following settings: 

  • Pronoun settings give you the option to display the pronouns you have provided in UAccess. If selected, pronouns will appear in the Classlist and on your D2L profile.
  • Font Settings allow you to change the default font face and size throughout D2L.
  • Reading Content is used to stop automatically marking items as read for those using assistive technology such as screen readers. 
  • Video Settings enhance your D2L experience if you routinely use assistive technologies (i.e., screen readers, screen magnifiers, voice software) while working in D2L. 
  • Locale & Language are settings designed to accommodate users around the world.
  • Time Zone allows you to set your personal D2L view according to your time zone. 

Discussions. These settings control your views and posts in the Discussion tool. They can also be updated within courses. 

Email. All email sent from within D2L is forwarded to University email accounts, but there are some settings you can manage in D2L. You can set up a signature for the emails you draft in D2L and whether you want to keep a copy of your sent emails or not.

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