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Changing Your Personal Settings

From your username on the minibar, you can make changes to your user profile, notifications, account settings, and log out.

On This Page:

Editing your User Profile


Written guide Guide: Editing your User Profile

You can edit your user profile, including updating your profile picture, social networks, and personal information.

To edit your user profile:

  1. On the minibar, select your username.
  2. Select Profile.
    User Profile
  3. From the "Edit my User Profile page", you can do any of the following:
    • Select Change Picture to upload a profile picture.
      Change Picture
      • The recommended size for profile pictures is 100 by 100 pixels.
      • Uploading a differently sized image could result in loss of quality, stretching, or cropping.
      • The maximum file size allowed for profile pictures is 1 MB. If you attempt to upload a larger file size, it will fail to upload. Accepted file formats for profile pictures are: JPG, JPEG, PNG, and GIF.
      • Your profile picture displays in all your courses in areas such as Discussions and Classlist. If you do not upload a profile picture, the navbar displays your initials in the user-profile badge. This displays in the Brightspace navbar and Activity Feed.
    • Enter a Social Network link. For example, LinkedIn.
    • Enter your Personal Info, such as a Tagline or Interests/Hobbies.
  4. After editing your user profiles page, select Save and Close.


Editing your Notification Settings


Written guide Guide: Editing your Notification Settings

You can choose the method and frequency of notifications that you receive in D2L Brightspace. Control how you receive notifications about activity in your courses. You can also receive a periodic summary of activity or receive individual notifications as things happen.

To edit notification settings:

  1. On the minibar, select your username.
  2. Select Notifications.
  3. Under Contact Methods, you can Register your mobile to set a mobile phone number.
  4. Under Summary of Activity, select how often you would like to receive an email summarizing all activities for each of your courses.
  5. Under Instant Notifications, set individual notifications for activity in specific course components such as announcements, course updates, and when you are tagged in discussion posts and threads.
  6. Under Exclude Some Courses, click Manage My Course Exclusions to set which courses you do not wish to receive notifications from.
  7. Click Save.


Changing your Account Settings


Written guide Guide: Changing your Account Settings

You can also change account settings for fonts, dialogs, Brightspace Editor, reading content, video, locale and languages, time zone, pseudo-localization, signing in, applications, discussions, email, and metadata.  Note:  If you are traveling outside of your original continent and/or time zone, update your continent and time zone settings to accurately reflect assignment and activity due dates.

To change account settings:

  1. On the minibar, select your username.
  2. Select Account Settings.
    Account Settings
  3. From the Account Settings tab, do any of the following:
    • Under Pronouns, you can allow others to see your pronouns, and set your personal pronouns.
    • Under Font Settings, select the default font size for your account.
    • Under Reading Content, if you use assistive technology such as screen readers, select Do not automatically mark items as read as the page scrolls.
    • Under Video Settings, to ensure assistive technologies can detect videos, select Optimize video presentation for programmatically driven assistive technologies.
    • Under Locale & Language, select a preferred locale and language for your account. You can also set default clock, day of the week, date, number format, and percentage format.
    • Under Time Zone, select the default continent and time zone.
    • Under Signing In, select whether you want to appear online or offline when signed in to Brightspace.
  4. From the Discussions tab, do any of the following:
    • Under Personal Settings, select:
      • Always show the Discussions List pane.
      • Include original post in reply.
  5. From the Email tab, do any of the following:
    • Send a copy of each outgoing message to your Panthermail account
    • Show external email addresses in the Address Book should remain selected
  6. Click Save and Close.

The written instructor guides and video simulations on the D2L Solutions site are developed and brought to you by the

Faculty Development and Innovation Center

phone 217-581-7051 :: email :: web 

Contact the FDIC for questions about the instructor guides, to suggest topics for new guides, or to schedule a consultation appointment.  The FDIC staff can recommend integration solutions using D2L and other instructional technologies for your online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses.

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