Moodle - Using Preferences


UW-Madison has adopted Canvas as its single, centrally supported learning management system. As of 6/1/2018, support for Desire2Learn (D2L) and most Moodle courses has been discontinued. Access to those courses has permanently ended. However, certain Moodle courses that are part of the Adanced Quizzing Content Functional Gaps project are still available on Moodle. Those courses are located on the Moodle Extension site.

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The 'Preferences' feature of Moodle is a small portion of Moodle that allows a little more customization to your Moodle experience.

To access the 'My Profile Settings' portion of Moodle, click on the dropdown in the upper right corner of your Moodle page that contains your name and your user profile picture (see image below). Once you click the dropdown, you will see several options: Dashboard, Profile, Grades, Messages, Preferences, and 

Once you click on the dropdown, you will see several options: Dashboard, Profile, Grades, Messages, Preferences, and Log out. 

Dashboard: Takes you to the page with all of your courses
Profile: Takes you to the page that allows you to edit your profile, look at reports for classes, and more
Grades: Allows quick access to view grades for all classes you are taking and teaching
Messages:  Allows for you to search messages for any of your courses
Preferences: Gives you options to customize different aspects of your Moodle account (see more information below)
Log out: Logs you out of Moodle account

Once you click on the 'Preference' option, five new sub-options appear: User Account, Repositories, Portfolios, Blogs, and Badges. 

Edit Profile

Once you click on the 'Edit Profile' option, Moodle takes you to a page that covers some general Moodle Settings and the option to share personal information. We wouldn't recommend changing any of the settings under General that you don't understand. 

Further down the page you have the option to add personal information to your profile, such as a User Picture, Interests, and various ID's and phone numbers. Once you've updated everything you like, click 'Update Profile' at the bottom of the page to save your changes.

Forum Preferences

The forum preferences page allow for you to select preferences for email digest type, auto-subscription and forum tracking


Messaging allows for you to set preferences for notifications from different aspects of Moodle (e.g. Assignments, Forum)


Under the 'Blogs' drop down menu, there are another 3 options for you to customize your blog. The first one, 'Preferences,' simply allows you to customize how many blog entries you want per page. The second option, 'External Blogs' allows you to links you to the page for the third option 'Register and External Blog'. The 'Register an External Blog' page is useful for registering your external blog.

Keywords:Moodle, My Profile Settings, Settings   Doc ID:37217
Owner:Erica H.Group:Moodle
Created:2014-01-31 16:23 CSTUpdated:2018-02-16 10:09 CST
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