Making changes to your profile

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Editing overview

To edit your profile, do the following:

  1. Log in to Moodle.
  2. Go to the top right corner of any page on Moodle, and click on the user menu in that corner (it's a dropdown menu with your name on it).
  3. The second item on that menu is “Profile”. Click that.
  4. You'll be taken to your profile. Underneath the profile information are a bunch of links, one of which is titled “Edit profile”. Click that link.
  5. You'll be taken to a page where you can edit your Moodle profile. Make the changes you want.
  6. When you're done editing, don't forget to click the “Update profile” button at the bottom of the page!
  7. If Moodle accepts your changes, you'll be taken to a page where you can view your profile. If Moodle instead leaves you on the page where you were editing your profile, it means that something in your profile isn't to Moodle's liking. Fix it (it will be marked in red) and try the “Update profile” button again.

Adding a photo

On the page where you edit your profile, below the “General” section, is a section “User picture”, which you can expand to upload a picture of yourself so your classmates know what you look like. Particularly for an online class where you never actually see your classmates, loading a picture can help people relate to you more easily.

Loading a picture is straightforward. Expand the “User picture” block, and drag-and-drop your picture into the blank provided. If you want to enter alternate text for those who can't see your profile photo, you can put it in the “Picture description” blank.

Other things you can do with your profile

Your profile contains quite a number of other settings. Most people leave these settings at their default values, but there are one or two you might want to change.

How public is my email address?

The “Email display” setting controls who can see your email address in your profile. This is another dropdown, with only three options: to hide the address from everyone, to show it only to classmates, or to show it to everyone who can access Moodle (in practice, the whole Converse community).

Last modified: Saturday, 18 August 2018, 8:15 PM