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Preferences Overview

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[edit] What is the Preferences tool?

In Home > Preferences, you can set preferences for how often you receive email notifications of site activity, set your time zone, and select your language. You can also hide sites from your list of active sites.

[edit] Notifications

Notification Tab

When you first enter the Preferences tool, you will be taken to the Notifications information.

Notification Preference

You may choose from the following options for low priority email notifications in the Announcements, Resources and Drop Box, Email Archive, Syllabus, and Tests & Quizzes tools.

Do not send me notifications. Send me one email per day summarizing all notifications. Send me each notification separately. (Default setting) If you change any of these settings, click Update Preferences to save your changes.

Note: These settings only apply to low priority items. High priority items will still be sent via email regardless of your settings here.

[edit] Time Zone

Time Zone Tab

To set your local time zone, click the Time Zone tab

Time Preferences

Select your local time zone from the list, and then click Update Preferences.

[edit] Language

Language Tab

To set your preferred language, click the Language tab.

Language Tab

Select your preferred language from the list, and then click Update Preferences.

[edit] Hidden Sites

Hidden Tab

To hide one or more of your active sites, click the Hidden Sites tab.

Hidden sites will show up in your list of all enrolled sites in tools such as Worksite Setup and Membership; however, they do not appear in the top navigation bar or in your Sites drawer.

Note: Hidden Sites are still active in the system, and are still available to other enrolled users regardless of individual site display preferences.

[edit] Select the sites you want to hide, then click Update Preferences.

Hidden Preferences

You can use drag and drop to rearrange the order in which your sites appear, or move sites into or out of the favorites, active, or archived site lists.

Click on the site you want to move and then and drag it into the new location and release to drop it in place. (The color of the item and new location will change to green while you are dragging the item.)

This article is intended to help individuals using Isaak, Brock University's Sakai-Based LMS. You can search more help articles either by using the "search" box on the left or clicking here. More help articles can also be browsed here.

This article is based on the equivalent Sakai project help article.

The Sakai Educational Community License is deemed to be compatible with this sites Project:Copyrights which are under the Creative Commons 2.5 Licence. You can view the original Sakai help documentation, unedited, at

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