Cobra Learning - Setting your account preferences

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Use the Account Settings tool to customize and manage your personal preferences for things such as your online status, Cobra Learning's appearance, accessibility options, language and region, Discussions settings, and Email options.

Setting your account preferences

Access the Account Settings tool

  1. Click Account Settings from your personal menu on the minibar.
  2. Use the tabs across the top of the page to view and edit display options:

Account Settings

Settings on this tab are not related to a specific tool.

General Settings

Enables you to change the email address where you receive system notifications.

Font Settings

The basic system font type is Lato and you can select from four sizes: small, medium, large and huge.  You can also opt to use the OpenDyslexic font by checking the box for readability. It does not affect images, documents, and other objects such as math equations.

Dialog Setting

The Show secondary window as options enables you to set secondary windows as pop-ups instead of dialog boxes. This setting helps screen readers and other assistive technologies separate the content of the secondary window from the main window. If you are using assistive technology such as a screen reader, we strongly recommend showing secondary windows as pop-ups.

HTML Editor Settings

Provides the option for you to turn off the rich text editor. The HTML editor has many additional rich text features that might be difficult to navigate with assistive technology. This option simplifies pages that have text fields, while still allowing you to include HTML content.

Reading Content

While in places such as the discussion board you will automatically mark comments and replys as read just by scrolling down the page. Here you can check the box to not automatically do that. To then mark those comments as read there is a dropdown arrow next to the name of the person that has made the comment or reply and within that dropdown there is an option to "Mark Post as Read."  If you use assistive technology, you may wish to disable this feature by checking the box.

Video Settings

Select Optimize video presentation for programmatically-driven assistive technologies if you use assistive techonology, such as a screen reader, to navigate the web. This option ensures that your assistive technology can detect embedded videos; it does not affect the accessibility of specific video players.

Locale & Language

Preferred Locale and Language  Sets which locale to use for screen orientation, text, and graphics in the system. The options in the drop-down list correspond to the locale options available at your institution. Administrative staff and course designers can override your preferences for specific pages and courses.

Clock  Sets whether time displays in 24-hour or 12-hour clock format.

First Day of the Week  Sets which day appears first in your calendar.

Date  Sets the display format of dates in the system.

Number Format  Sets the display format of numbers in the system.

Percentage Format  Sets the display format of percentages in the system.

Time Zone

Sets all dates that include times in Cobra Learning to correspond with the time zone you specify.

Signing In

Online Status  Sets whether you appear offline or online to other users when you are logged into the system.

Application Settings

Click Revoke Access if you want to force all your applications or devices to renew their authentication. This ensures that others cannot, for example, access your grades or send emails as you if you lose a mobile device or discover that a linked application is compromised.

Binder Settings

Allows you to disconnect your Cobra Learning account from the D2L Binder.

Discussions

All Users Setting:

Display Settings  Selecting this option will pin the Discussions List pane in the View Topic and View Thread pages.  

Reply Settings  Use this setting to automatically include the original post by default when composing a reply.

Subscription Settings  Use this setting to automatically subscribe to new threads you create.

Additional Instructor Settings:

Display Settings Display deleted posts.

Default View  The following default views are available:

  • Grid View  The Grid View resembles a traditional email reader where each post’s subject, author, and date appear in a list without the full text of the post. To read a post, click the subject; the full text displays in a separate area.
  • Reading View  The Reading View shows the full text of all posts in a single view. You read posts by selecting a thread. You can then scroll through the page without having to select posts from the thread and read them one at a time.

Org Unit Settings Allows you to set a ratings scheme for discussion posts, such as no rating, five star rating, up/down voting, or up only voting.

Default Threading Style  The following threading styles are available:

  • Threaded  Group posts together with their replies.
  • Unthreaded   Sort posts by author, date, subject, Post ID, or average rating.

Display Settings  The following display settings are available:

  • Show the preview pane  Use this setting to open posts in a preview pane at the bottom of the screen or in a pop-up window. Select this option to use the preview pane; clear it to use a pop-up window.
  • Show the search bar  Use the search bar to search for posts.

Post Fields to Display  Use this setting to see ID numbers when viewing posts.

Character Limits  Use this setting to display a limited number of characters of each post’s subject to save screen space. Select the check box and enter the maximum Subject Characters to Display.

Email

Note: you can send email from within the Cobra Learning system, but there is no inbox and messages cannot be received.

Email Options

Save a copy of each outgoing message to the Sent Mail folder  Saves a copy of your sent messages to a folder for convenient record keeping.

Send a copy of each outgoing message to: [email address] will ensure that a copy of the message is also sent to your email address on file in the system.

'Reply to' Email Address  If users reply to email you've sent from the Email tool, the reply-to address you specify appears in their "To:" field.

Email Signature  Create an email signature to include at the bottom of your email messages.


Display Options

Show internal email addresses in the Address Book  Internal addresses for your system contacts will appear in the Address Book.

Show external email addresses in the Address Book  External addresses for your system contacts will appear in the Address Book.




Tech Service Desk: Contact and Hours

Room A184 * 217-353-3333 * techhelp@parkland.edu * 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. M-Th. / 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Fridays

Satellite location * Parkland Library * 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. M-Th. / 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Fridays




Keywords:getting started account settings general font dialog html editor video locale language clock date time zone grid reading view threading display email   Doc ID:46654
Owner:Bob R.Group:Parkland College
Created:2015-02-02 11:41 CDTUpdated:2018-07-12 11:21 CDT
Sites:Parkland College
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