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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

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

Notification Preferences


You may choose from the following options for low priority email notifications in the Announcements, Resources and Drop Box, 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] Site Specific Notifications

Messages and Forums notifications can be further manipulated within each site.

[edit] Messages

Note: You cannot reply to Messages from the forwarded email messages; to reply, go to the Messages tool in your site.

  1. From your site's menubar, click Messages.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Next to "Auto Forward Messages", click Yes. Type the desired email address in the text box provided, and then click Save Settings. This will forward a copy of each message to the email address you entered.
  4. Press Save

[edit] Forums

  1. From your site's menubar, click Forums.
  2. At the top, click Notification Options.
  3. Select your preferred notification option:
    • Notify me by email whenever a new message is posted
    • Notify me by email when a thread that I have contributed to receives a new message
    • No notification
  4. Press Save


[edit] Time Zone

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

Time Zone Preferences


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


[edit] Language

To set your preferred language, click the Language tab.

Language Preferences


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


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

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