The preferences page provide access to various settings and rules specific to a user. It can be accessed directly from the User menu top right or from a link in the user's Profile page under the Administration block.
Site Administrators can also access the preferences of another user from a link on their Profile page.
The sections and information displayed is dependent on the user's permissions within the system as well as whether functionality (such as Notes and Messaging) has been turned on at the site level.
Links here allow users to edit their profile information and change their password, set their preferred language (if allowed) specify how they wish to receive forum messages and other notifications, choose a text editor (if allowed).
Edit profile: A user can edit their account and profile information including update their Password and upload a user picture from this link. Please see User accounts for more information.
|A Site Administrator may Lock certain profile fields to prevent them from being edited by a learner. This is usually employed where user accounts are created via another system such as an internal HR Management tool. Please see Authentication for more information.|
Forum preferences: Within forum preferences you can configure various setting. (see the Forum page for more information)
Editor preferences: If an HTML editor such as Atto or TinyMCE is selected, text input areas will have a toolbar with buttons for easily adding content. If Plain text area is selected, a format for text input areas such as HTML or Markdown can be chosen. The list of available text editors is determined by the Site Administrator.
Messaging: Messaging preferences allows a user to choose how to receive each of the various notifications they will receive from the LMS when both logged in or offline.
The options displayed horizontally (such as task block, alert block, pop-up notification, email) are set by a Site Administrator via Message outputs.
Here the user can manage and download their badges, set privacy levels and connect to their backpack. Within the badges section you will find links to:
See the Open badges Help page for more information on using and managing badges, as well as connecting to external providers.
The user's roles and permissions may be viewed and updated here by a Site Administrator and roles assigned within the individual's account (user context). Within the roles section you will find links to:
Where portfolios have been enabled and configured, their visibility can be set here on an individual basis.
Blog preferences may be set here and external blogs registered. Within the blog section you will find links to:
See the Blogs Help page for more guidance on using and configuring external (and internal) blogs.
What displays here depends on the permissions and roles of the user and the functionality enabled within the site. For example, if Event monitoring is enabled on the site, a link will be available in this section.