Setting Your D2L Account Preferences

Use the Account Settings tool to customize and manage your personal preferences for things such as your online status, Learning Environment’s appearance, accessibility options, language and region, Discussions settings, and Email options.

Access the Account Settings tool

  • Click Account Settings from your personal menu on the minibar.
  • Use the tabs across the top of the page to view and edit display options:
    • Account Settings
    • Discussions

Note: Some account settings might not be available depending on how your institution has set up Learning Environment.

Account Settings : Settings on this tab are not related to a specific tool

Font Settings: Adjusting the font face and font size changes the default font and size of text in the system. It does not affect images, documents, and other objects such as math equations

Dialog Setting: The Show secondary window as options enables you to set secondary windows as pop-ups instead of dialog boxes. This setting helps screen readers and other assistive technologies separate the content of the secondary window from the main window. If you are using assistive technology such as a screen reader, we strongly recommend showing secondary windows as pop-ups.

Reading Content: Some tools automatically mark content as read as you scroll it into view. If you use an assistive technology such as a screen reader then you may wish to disable this feature by checking the box below.

Video Settings: Select Optimize video presentation for programmatically-driven assistive technologies if you use assistive techonology, such as a screen reader, to navigate the web. This option ensures that your assistive technology can detect embedded videos; it does not affect the accessibility of specific video players

Time Zone: Sets all dates that include times in Learning Environment to correspond with the time zone you specify.

Application Settings: Applications registered to your account can access the system on your behalf.


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