Set Your Preferences

To edit items such as language, text editor, and discussion forum options you need to click on the Preferences option.

  1. Click on the drop down menu next to your name in the top right hand corner and then the Preferences option.
  2. This will display the Preference’s main page.
  3. To elect your preferred language option;
    • Click on the Preferred language option under the User Account heading
    • Click on the drop down menu to select you language choice
    • Click Save changes button


  4. To elect your Forum preferences options; click on the Forum preferences option under the User Account heading
    • Click on the Forum preferences option under the User Account heading
    • Click on each drop down menu to select your choice
    • Click Save changes button


    Note: Explanation of the Forum preferences options:

    Email digest type: The default option is (Complete) Getting one email with full posts

    1. No digest (single email per forum post) (Use to be the default)
      • No digiest - you will receive one e-mail per forum post
    2. Complete (daily email with full posts)
      • Digest - complete posts - you will receive one digest e-mail per day containing the complete contents of each forum post
    3. Subject (daily email with subject only (Default going forward)
      • Digest - subjects only - you will receive one digest e-mail per day containing just the subject of each forum post

    Email digest type (Complete) Getting one email with full posts:

    • This is useful because you only get one email a day (with detail or subject only depending on selection)
    • Warning: you may not see it as important (always read such emails)
    • The emails from News / Announcements are mixed in with emails from other forums and you may have to read carefully to pick out the important messages
    • It only comes once a day (around 5-5.30 pm) so any messages which require immediate action may be received too late (e.g., last minute cancellation of a lecture).

    Forum auto-subscribe: If you select Yes, once you’ve posted to any Moodle forum you’ll be subscribed to that forum and notified of all posts to it.

    Forum tracking: If you select Yes, Moodle will highlight new posts that you haven’t yet read.

  5. To elect your text editor option, click on the Editor preferences option in the User Account heading
    • Click on the Forum preferences option under the User Account heading
    • Click on each drop down menu to select your choice
    • Click Save changes button

  6. A time permits, check out and set the other options to your liking under Preferences.