ARCHIVED: In Oncourse Profile, how do I change my preferences?

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In Profile, you can set the following types of preferences:


Setting notification preferences

  1. In the menubar of My Workspace, click Profile.
  2. At the top of your profile, click Preferences.
  3. You can modify email notification preferences for when someone:
    • Adds me as a connection: On is the default setting; choose Off if you don't want email notification when someone adds you as a connection.
    • Confirms my connection request: On is the default setting; choose Off if you don't want email notification when someone confirms your request.
    • Sends me a new message: On is the default setting; choose Off if you don't want email notification when someone sends you a new message.
    • Replies to one of my messages: On is the default setting; choose Off if you don't want email notification when someone replies to one of your messages.
    • Posts to my wall: On is the default setting; choose Off if you don't want email notification when someone posts to your wall.
    • Adds me to a new worksite: On is the default setting; choose Off if you don't want email notification when a connection adds you to a new site.
  4. Click Save Settings.

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Linking to a Twitter account

To send your Profile status updates to a Twitter account:

  1. In the menubar of My Workspace, click Profile.
  2. At the top of your profile, click Preferences.
  3. Click Link Twitter account, and log in to obtain your PIN number.
  4. Return to the Profile "Preferences" page, and enter the PIN in the box provided.
  5. Click Link.
  6. Click Save Settings.

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Profile image settings

To upload your own picture to use as your profile image, see ARCHIVED: Updating your profile.

You may use your official university ID photo or your Gravatar as your profile image:

  1. In the menubar of My Workspace, click Profile.
  2. At the top of your profile, click Preferences.
  3. Check the box for Use the official institutional image as my profile image or Use my gravatar as my profile image.
  4. Click Save Settings.

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Widget settings

Widget settings allow you to add or remove certain elements from your profile. If you choose not to use one of the widgets, that item won't appear for you or anyone else. You can keep the widgets in your profile, but control who can see their content; to do so, see ARCHIVED: Updating privacy settings in Profile. To control which widgets appear on your profile:

  1. In the menubar of My Workspace, click Profile.
  2. At the top of your profile, click Preferences.
  3. Under "Widget settings", use the check boxes to add or remove the following widgets from your profile:
    • Show my kudos rating
    • Show my pictures (i.e., the My Pictures area, as distinct from your profile image)
    • Show my online status
  4. Click Save Settings.

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Last modified on 2018-01-18 17:51:10.

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