To access your Preferences in D2L you will need to go your My Home
and then choose Preferences under the Welcome Box.
The Preferences tool allows you to change your online status, font
settings, paging preferences, discussion room layout, email
preference, and more. Customizing your personal settings is a
great way to ensure you are comfortable in the D2L Learning
Upon selecting the Preferences Tool you will be taken to the
Preferences Home Page.
Navigation bar auto-refresh – Most users
will leave this set to On. Users relying on screen readers
should set this to Off.
Font Settings – Change your font settings
to increase the size or change the font style of the D2L
instructions and menus. This will not change the way in
which content is viewed. Be cautious when increasing to the
size 18 font as this may cause your navigation bar items to
Internet Connection Speed – Select the
setting that best represents your connection.
Course CD-ROM – The individual user can
specify the CD drive being used if there are links to offline
materials contained on a CD.
Operating System – I’m sorry Mac
Users. This currently provides no functionality. D2L
says it may in the future though. Desire2Learn is
compatible with Apple computers but D2L recommends using the
Mozilla Firefox browser.
Control the number of users seen in the Classlist.
Users can change their default view for the discussions
tool. These changes can also be made within the discussion
tool itself. You may want to revisit these defaults a little
later when you are more familiar with the discussion tool.
Change the sound the pager makes when you receive a new page or
turn it off altogether.
Warning: Do not turn this off if your instructor
intends to use the pager. You will not be notified when you
have a new message.
Do not assume either that your instructor does or does
not use the pager. Ask if you are unsure.
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