Setting Up Notifications in D2L

Never lose track of what is happening in your D2L classes again!  Now setting up Notifications in D2L is easier than ever!

The Notifications feature of D2L gives you the option to receive notifications about activity in your courses. To subscribe to notification sources, specify the time for daily course summaries, and identify courses you do not want to receive notifications for, click on the Notifications icon (looks like a gear). This icon can be found under My Settings on the My Home page and under the News heading on your Course Home pages.

From the My Home page, under My Settings, click on the Notifications icon to open the Notifications setting page.

The Notifications link on the Home Page in D2L.

OR, click the Notifications icon under the dropdown arrow in the News heading on the Course Home page.

Accessing Notifications settings from the News dropdown list on a Course Home page.

Read about the Notifications settings and what they do below the picture of the Notifications page.

The Notifications window in D2L.

Contact Methods

A user's Los Rios email address is the default. You can change the email settings to a different system email or a custom email address.

You can also register a mobile number to receive text-message notifications via your mobile device. Once you register your mobile device, you will be able to select the maximum number of messages received per day. The options range from 5 to 100 or "no limit."

NOTE: The user is responsible for all charges resulting from receipt of text messages from the D2L system. Check with your cell phone service provider to understand your cell phone text messaging plan.

Summary of Activity

There are two options – never or daily. A time for this summary must be specified when “daily” is selected.

Instant Notifications

Discussions: You can choose to receive an email from the D2L system that notifies you of unread discussion messages, however discussion messages cannot be sent directly to a mobile device.

All of the following items have email and mobile options and are included in a Summary of Activity:

  • Dropbox
  • Grades - grade item released and Grades - grade item update
  • News - item updated and News - new item available
  • Quizzes - quiz end date is 2 days away

Customize Notifications

Here you have some choices about current, future, and past courses.

Exclude Some Courses

You can select courses and groups to exclude from your Summary of Activity and/or Instant Notifications.