D2L - Edit Notification Settings

Last Updated: 08/15/2017
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This tutorial is operating system independent.


Desire2Learn's Notification tool allows users to receive instant notifications about course events, such as dropbox submissions, grades, discussion messages, and news updates. The tool also allows for a user to subscribe to summaries of course activities, received through email and/or cell phone messages. The documentation below demonstrates the process of changing notification settings.

Step 1

To access the notifications tool, do one of the following:

  • From the Minibar, click the Notifications link located in the user drop-down menu (as shown below).
  • Click the Notifications icon in the News widget.

Step 2

If you wish to change the email address messages are sent to click Change your email settings.

Step 3

Enter you new email address in the Use custom email text field, then click Save.

Step 4

If you wish to receive updates via your mobile phone, click Register your mobile.

Step 5

In the Register Your Mobile window:

  1. Select your Country.
  2. Select your Mobile Carrier..
  3. Enter your Mobile Number.
  4. Click Save.

Step 6

A registration confirmation code will be sent to your mobile device. Enter this code in the Confirmation Code field, then click Confirm.

Step 7

From the How Often? drop-down menu, select Never or Daily.

Step 8

If you chose daily, select a time you wish to receive this update.

Step 9

Choose how you wish to receive updates, as well as what activity you would like to be updated on.

Step 10

If you wish to exclude courses from sending updates, click Manage my course exclusions.

Step 11

Remove a course by clicking the X next to the course title. Close the window when finished.

Step 12

When satisfied with your notification settings, click Save.