- 21 Jun 2022
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- Updated on 21 Jun 2022
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The preferences page provides access to various settings and rules specific to a user. It can be accessed directly from the User menu within the main menu area.
The sections and information displayed is dependent on your 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 you to edit your profile information and change your password, set your preferred language (if allowed), specify how you wish to receive forum messages and other notifications, and choose a text editor (if allowed).
You can edit your account and profile information, including updating your password and uploading a user picture from this link (see User profile for more information).
|Change password||Where allowed, you can reset your password from the Change password link (all passwords must adhere to the password policy as set by the Site Administrator)|
|Preferred language||Note that specifying a preferred language here will only affect the Totara navigation and contextual help and not any course content|
|Forum preferences||Allows you to set your forum preferences, including digest types (see Forum activity for more information)|
|Editor preferences||Allows you to select your default editor from those available on the site.|
|Calendar||You can edit some of your personal display preferences for the calendar, including time format (12 or 24 hour clock), when the first day of the week is, and how many upcoming events to display.|
|Security keys||If a Site Administrator has enabled RSS feeds then it is possible to generate and reset a security key for use with external services. Site Administrators can also generate security keys for you. Please see What are web services? for more information.|
|Message preferences||Allows you to set your own preferences on how to receive personal messages from others on the site.|
|Notification preferences||Allows you to configure how you want to receive notifications for different events within the site.|
|Administration navigation settings||Allows you to configure how the quick-access menu will appear for you.|
Here you can manage and download your badges, set privacy levels and connect to your backpack. See the What are open badges? page for more information on using and managing badges, as well as connecting to external providers.
|Manage badges||All badges earned within the site by completing courses, course activities and other requirements can be managed within this area including whether the badges are displayed to all users or are private within the your profile page.|
|Badge preferences||Allows you to specify the default visibility of newly earned badges.|
|Backpack settings||Allows you to set up a connection to an external backpack provider.|
Your roles and permissions may be viewed and updated here by a Site Administrator and roles assigned to your account (user context). You will not see this yourself, unless you are a Site Administrator. If you are a Site Administrator, please see the What are roles? pages for more information on roles, contexts, permissions, and capabilities.
|This user's role assignments||Displays your permissions at the various contexts where applied (system, front page, program, category, course, activity/resource, block, and/or user).|
|Assign roles relative to this user||Assign a role at this user's context from the list available.|
|Permissions||Show which capabilities the various user roles have at this user's context.|
|Check permissions||Check the capabilities specific users hold within this user's context.|
Where portfolios have been enabled and configured, their visibility can be set here on an individual basis.
If repositories are enabled on the site then there will be a link here to Manage instances. See Enable repositories for more information.
If blogs or RSS feeds have been enabled then their preferences can be configured here, and external blogs can be registered.
|Blog preferences||You can specify the number of blog entries which will be displayed per page.|
|External blogs||You can register an external blog so that it displays within this area.|
|Register an external blog||When registering an external blog you may set the name, RSS feed URL, a description, and tags.|
What displays here depends on the permissions and roles you have 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.
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