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D2L - Configuring and Receiving Notifications

The Notifications tool enables you to receive instant notifications via your mobile device, email, or both about course activity, such as grades, new discussion posts, upcoming quizzes, upcoming dropbox end dates, and news items. You can also choose to receive instant notifications about ePortfolio feedback and subscription activity.

Configure Your Notification Settings

  1. Click on your name in the minibar at the top of the screen, then select Notifications.

Set up an email contact method

  1. Click "Enable email notifications".
  2. Click the Save button.

Set up a mobile contact method

  1. Click "Register your mobile".
  2. Select your country and mobile carrier,
  3. Enter your 10-digit mobile number in the form. DO NOT include a leading "1" before the number.
  4. Click Save. You should receive a confirmation code on your mobile device within 5 minutes.
  5. After you receive the registration code, enter it in the Confirmation Code field.
  6. Click Confirm.

Subscribe to a summary of course activity

NOTE: To do this you must first set up your email address in the Notifications screen.
  1. Select a delivery frequency from the "How often?" drop-down list.
  2. Specify a time of day to receive your summary from the "At what time?" drop-down list.
  3. Click Save.

Subscribe to instant notifications

  1. Under the "Instant Notifications" section, select either/both the email option (letter icon) or the SMS option (mobile phone option) for any of the notifications you'd like to receive.
  2. Click Save.
To receive notifications for discussions, you need to subscribe to them. It's not possible to receive SMS notifications for new discussion postings.

Other notification settings...

    • If you selected, in the Instant Notification section, to receive grades notifications, you may or may not want the actual grade value sent in the notification. To change this setting, use the Include my grade value in notifications from Grades option under "Customize Notifications."

Exclude courses from notifications

  1. Click "Manage my course exclusions" in the Exclude Some Courses section.
  2. Click the X beside each course you do NOT want to receive notifications from, or click Exclude All Courses to stop notifications from all courses. You can also use the Search function to find courses you want to exclude.
  3. Click Close.
  4. Click Save.

Restore excluded course notifications

  1. To restore course notifications, click the "Manage my course exclusions" link in the Exclude Some Courses section.
  2. Click the "Restart notifications" icon (little blue arrow icon) beside each course you want to resume receiving notifications from. Or, you can click the Restore excluded courses link at the top of the window to restore all excluded courses. 
  3. Click Close.
  4. Click Save.



Keywords:learn@uw learnuw d2l desire2learn notification d2l@uwm SMS text email e-mail notifications subscription subscribe summary instant message mobile   Doc ID:73722
Owner:David D.Group:UW-Milwaukee Help Desk
Created:2017-06-01 11:45 CSTUpdated:2017-06-01 11:52 CST
Sites:UW-Milwaukee Help Desk
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