Personal Settings | About Account Settings

In Account Settings you can edit the display options of Brightspace based on your preferences. Here  the basic Account Settings as well as the specific options for your account will be elaborated upon.

In this article you will find information about:

Navigate to your course page, then

  1. Click on your Name or profile picture, a drop-down menu will appear
  2. Click Account Settings 
Click on your profile then Account Settings

This action will open the Account Settings page, three separate tabs are shown:

  • Account Settings - this menu contains the general account settings, such as font, language, time, reading and video settings
  • Discussions - this menu contains personal discussion settings such as Display and Reply settings
  • Email - this menu contains email and display options

This article describes the options of the Account Settings tab.

Account Settings tab

Overview of Account Settings
1. Pronouns

Here you can enable use of pronouns on your profile.

  1. Click Allow others to see my pronouns if you want your pronouns to be visible
  2. Then you can either choose Use what my organisation has on record
  3. or you can add your own pronouns in HTML box by clicking Use different pronouns
Pronouns setting
2. Font Settings

To adjust the font size to your personal preferences,

  1. Click the downward arrow, this will open a drop-down menu
  2. Choose the font size - options are either:  Small, Medium, Large or Huge
Font settings, choose a font size by click on the downward arrow
3. Reading Content

Some tools automatically mark content as you scroll it into viewed.

Tick the selectbox if you prefer to not automatically mark items as read when scrolling the page.

Reading content- do not auttomatically mark items as read
4. Video Settings

This setting ensures assistive technologies can detect videos.

Tick the selectbox for video optimisation with programmatically-driven assistive technologies.

Video settings to ensure Optimise video presentation for
5. Locale & Language

In this section many settings can be changed, such as default date, clock and number formats.

Locale & Language


  1. Preferred Locale and Language - choose the language you want to have your working environment in. The default setting is "English (United Kingdom)"

If you change the language this might affect the (proper) use of a screenreader.

  1. Clock - indicate whether you want to have the time shown in either 12- or 24-hours cycles
  2. First Day of the Week - the default setting is "Sunday", however, any day of the week can be chosen 
  3. Date - indicate in what way you want to have your dates shown, for example, dd/mm/yyyy
  4. Number Format - indicate how Brightspace should display numbers
  5. Percentage Format - settings for the display of percentages
6. Time Zone

The next Account Setting is Time Zone. Here you find two options that can be adjusted.

Time zone, you can set preferred content and time zone
  1. Continent - select the preferred continent the list of time zones
  2. Time zone - the offset of time in hours from UTC
7. Signing In

In the Signing In menu, you can adjust how others see your status in Brightspace:

  • Appear online - a green dot next to your name will indicate your online status (e.g. in Classlist to the lecturer)
  • Always appear offline - no indication of your status will be given
Online status you can choose to appear online or offilne
8. Application Settings

Application Settings enable you to manage applications. 

Apllication Settings, applications registered to your account can access the system on your behalf
  1. OAuth 2.0 revoke authentication for applicants individually. For more information on this option, click on Manage applications registered with OAuth 2.0.
  2. ID Key Authorization - revoke authentication for all applicants at once, click the grey button Revoke Access.
Save and Close

      3.  Once you have selected all the preferred options, do not forget to click the blue Save and Close button.

Now you know how to edit your Account Settings in Brightspace!


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