preferences menuClicking on your name at the top of any LEO page brings up a menu with options to personalise LEO for you.

Click on your name. From this menu, select the 'Preferences' option.

On this page there are options to edit your profile page, change your password, configure your notification settings, change your forum settings, and much more.

Select each title below to find out more about some of the key settings available to you.

In LEO, from the 'Preferences' page, select 'Edit profile'.

This page is where you can edit details about yourself and also how other users might view details about yourself.

There are two sections in particular on this page that might be relevant. Click 'Update profile' at the bottom of the page after you have made any changes to your settings.

Under 'Email display' ensure that this is set to 'Allow only other unit members to see my email address' or 'Allow everyone to see my email address'.

It is important that students in your unit can see your email address and are able to contact you this way if necessary. You can also choose to make your email address visible to anyone who has access to LEO.

email display

Under 'User picture' it is possible to upload a profile picture of yourself. The profile picture will be available to students when they view your profile page. It will also be visible during some activities; when you post in a Forum for example.

Having a profile picture is useful for students to put a human face to their lecturer and for them to quickly associate 'important' posts in the Forums. I would also encourage students to upload their own profile pictures.

To upload a picture, drag a picture file into the box provided, or click on the 'plus' icon to browse for a file on your computer.

new profile picture

Whenever certain actions occur in LEO, it may send a notification as either an email or an in-LEO notification. Notifications in LEO are accessible by clicking the "Bell" icon at the top of the screen next to your name.. Some of the actions that might generate a notification include:

bell icon

  • Another LEO user sends a message to you through LEO
  • Someone posts in a Forum that you are following
  • A student submits a Turnitin Assignment in your unit.

To customise your notification preferences:

  1. Click your name to open the dropdown menu.
  2. From the menu select 'Preferences'.
  3. On the 'Preferences' page, select 'Notification Preferences'.
  4. Click the "On" or "Off" option for each type of notification as you prefer. When you have finished, click 'Save changes' button at the bottom of the page.

How these notifications work

You can choose how (and if) LEO will send you a notification in each category.

The Assignment category, for example, determines whether you will receive a notification if a student submits an assignment in a unit where you have an Assignment activity. Many activities in LEO have separate notification options on this page.

The Web and Email columns determine whether you will receive a LEO notification (which you can see by clicking the Bell icon next to your name) or an Email notification (which is sent to your ACU email).

The Online and Offline options for each determine whether you receive that type of notification if you are currently logged into LEO or not.

For example, you may want to receive a LEO notification on a Feedback activity in your unit being completed if you are currently online, and an email notification if you are offline. You can toggle on and off these options to suit you.

messaging notification settings

In LEO from the 'Preferences' page, select 'Forum preferences'.

LEO makes it easy for you to follow Forums that you are interested in. If you are subscribed to a Forum, LEO can send you notifications whenever someone posts in that forum, or if you prefer, you can get a daily digest of all the posts that day.

The 'Forum preferences' page allows you to set your overall preferences for Forum notifications in LEO. Some settings can also be overridden on a Forum by Forum basis.

Throughout LEO you will see contextual help in the shape of a question-mark icon. Click the question-marks to find out more on the options.

forum preferences

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