The Preference tool allows you to change your font settings,discussion room layout, email preferences, and password. Customizing your personal settings is a great way to ensure that you are comfortable in your learning environment.

On your My Home page the Preferences link is located in the Welcome tab,

Click My Preferences

The My Preferences page displays

Change font

Your fonts are available from the General tab.

  1. Use the drop-down lists to select a font type and size.
  2. Click SAVE.

The Preview box displays a sample of your new font setting.

Change Discussion Preferences

Use the Discussions to communicate with classmates. Select the layout and organization of your discussion forums and topics from this page.

  1. Click the radio buttons next to your selections
    • Display Settings
      • Select Viewing options
    • Message List View
      • Threaded (messages appear based on relation to each other)
      • Unthreaded (messages appear baed on date/time stamp)
    • Message List Style
      • Grid View
      • Reading View
    • Reply Setting
      • Choose include original message
  2. Use the droplist to select a view type.
  3. Click SAVE

TIP: If you do not have much experience with the Discussion tool, then you may want to revisit this area after you have become more familiar with it in order to determine your ideal preferences.

Change MyVolstateOnline Email settings

In order for your course email to work properly, you MUST check "Show internal email addresses." Your display options should look like this:

Change the pager sound

Set this preference to recieve visual notification when someone pages you and select your pager sound.

If the pager icon is OFF, you will still receive incoming pages. However, you must check for pages manually by clicking on the pager and selecting from the list.

  1. Select the Pager tab.
  2. Turn the pager icon on or off.
  3. Choose a page sound from the options.
  4. Click SAVE

You will hear the sound the next time you receive a page.

Frequently Asked Questions

I don't want to hear a sound when I have recieved a page, how do I change that?
From your Preferences page, select the Pager tab and select no noise for Incoming page sound.