User Settings

Create and edit your personal profile through the Profile tool. Filling out your profile is optional, but this feature is a great way for social networking and meeting other users in a course.

Your profile information can appear in the Classlist and ePortfolio presentations. Your profile picture might appear next to your discussion posts, your name in classlists, and ePortfolio contributions. 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. Notifications allows you to update your notification preferences.

Profile Settings

Filling out your profile can be a good way to share some information about yourself with your learners or colleagues. However, please keep in mind that all users in your course (students and other instructors) can view your personal profile. Only add information you feel comfortable sharing with others.

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Settings: Adjusting Profile Settings

To Create or Edit your Profile:

  1. To access your personal profile, click on your profile icon in the mini bar and select Profile from the dropdown menu. 

  2. Fill in any text fields that you wish by typing into the available fields. 

  3. If you wish to upload and display a profile picture, click the Change Picture button. 

  4. Click the Upload button to browse for your file, or drag and drop the image you wish to upload into the upload field provided. 

  5. It may take a few moments for your image to upload. Once the image has finished uploading, click the blue Add button to save your profile picture. 

  6. Click the blue Save and Close button.

Account Settings

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Settings: Adjusting Account Settings

More Account Settings

You might be wondering what options do I have in the account settings area? There are many settings you can adjust in account settings:

  • online status
  • font settings
  • email options
  • discussion options
  • display options

Learn more about: Account Settings

Notification Settings

Learners can subscribe to Notifications in VIULearn to receive email alerts about activity in their courses. The video below is aimed at students, however, the steps to set up notifications on a faculty account are the same.

There are no notifications enabled by default in VIULearn. In order for your learners to receive email notifications about new Announcements, upcoming quizzes, or newly posted grades and content, they must be subscribed to notifications. 

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Settings: Adjusting Notification Settings