Editing Your Moodle Profile

While not everyone can see your Moodle Profile page, your Profile settings affect your experience using Moodle, so you should review them carefully. Your Moodle Profile page can be viewed only by certain other individuals. For example, students can view each other's profiles when they share a class together, and an instructor can view the profiles of the students enrolled in a course they are teaching.

Here's how to edit your Moodle Profile.

  1. To access your profile settings, click the down pointing arrow on the top right next to your name and click on Profile.
    screenshot of profile icon
  2. Click Edit profile within the User details box and the Edit profile page will open.
    screenshot of moodle profile edit screen

    On the Edit profile page you'll find a number of options. Some items cannot be edited, such as your name or email address. If you do change them they will be changed back by the system. If you need to change your name please contact the Registrar's office.
  3. Add a profile picture. This may seem like a trivial thing to do, but many people underestimate the potential that writing a personal description and adding a profile picture can offer your fellow Moodle users. When editing your profile, make sure you add a User picture and a Description since they help other users identify who you are. Remember, this profile will be available across ALL your Moodle courses, so keep it informative but general.

    To Add a User picture:
    1. Click on the Add icon to the right of New Picture, the file picker window will open
      screen shot of adding moodle profile icon
    2. Click Upload a file, then click on Browse...
    3. Locate a photo of yourself, click to select it, then click Open
    4. Clickon the Upload this file buttonscreenshot of Moodle upload screen
    5. Save your photo by clicking Update profile as in step 4 just below
  4. At the bottom of the page, click Update profile to save changes.