Preferences

PREFERENCES is located in your Home site and allows you to set your preferences for OWL, such as email notifications, time zone, and language settings. You can also hide sites from your list of active sites.

Notification Settings

  1. Go to the PREFERENCES tool in your HOME site.

    Screenshot of the OWL tool list with the Preference tool highlighted
  2. Click the Notifications link on top of the page to customize your notification settings.

    Screenshot of the Preference page with the Notifications link highlighted at the top of the page.
  3. Choose notification preferences.

    Some of the tools in OWL may send email notifications to you when certain actions are made by the site's instructor or maintainer. You may adjust the settings for low-priority email notifications for the following tools:

    1. Announcements
    2. Resources & Drop Box
    3. Email Archive
    4. Syllabus
    5. Tests & Quizzes

    Each tool listed can be adjusted to one of the following options for low priority email notifications:

    • Do not send me low priority notifications.
    • Send me one email per day summarizing all low priority notifications.
    • Send me each notification separately. (Default setting)

    Note: These settings only apply to low priority notifications. High priority notifications will still be sent via email regardless of your settings here.

    Screenshot of the Notification settings page, with a list of tools that can have their notification settings adjusted.
  4. Click the Update Preferences button at the bottom of the page to save your changes.

    Screenshot of OWL with the Update Preferences button highlighted at the bottom of the page.

Time Zone Settings

  1. Click the Time Zone link at the top of the page to set your local time zone.

    Screenshot of the Preference page in OWL with the Time Zone link highlighted at the top of the page.
  2. Select your local time zone from the list.

    Changing your local time zone will adjust most times in OWL to show them to you in your local time.

    Screenshot of the Time Zone page in OWL, with a list of different time zones to select.
  3. Click the Update Preferences button at the bottom of the page to save your changes.

    Screenshot of the Time Zone page in OWL, with the Update Preference button highlighted at the bottom of the page.

Language Settings

  1. To set your preferred language, click the Language link at the top of the page.

    Screenshot of the Preference page in OWL, with the Language link highlighted at the top of the page.
  2. Select your language.

    Note: When changing languages, some terminology and title are subject to change.

    Screenshot of the Language page in OWL, with a highlighted list of different languages to select. Near the top of the page, your current language setting is highlighted.
  3. Click the Update Preferences button at the bottom of the page to save your changes.

    Screenshot of the Language page in OWL with the update preferences button highlighted at the bottom of the page.

Hide/Archive Sites

  1. Click the Sites link on top of the page to hide active sites.

    Hidden sites do not appear in the top navigation bar or in your Sites Drawer; however, they will appear in your list of all enrolled sites in tools such as Worksite Setup and Membership.

    Note: Hidden Sites are still active in the system if they are published, and are still available to other enrolled users regardless of individual site display preferences.

    Screenshot of the Preference page in OWL, with the Sites link highlighted at the top of the page.
  2. Select the sites you want to hide.

    You are able to select sites individually or select a term to select all the course sites found under that term.

    If you want to show or unarchive a site, deselect the site from the list to have it appear in your sites menu or sites drawer.

    Screenshot of the Sites page in OWL with a list of terms and sites available to select to hide/show.
  3. Click the Update Preferences button at the bottom of the page to save your changes.

    Screenshot of the Sites page in OWL with the update preference button highlighted at the bottom of the page.