Student Guide to Moodle

Updating Your Profile

Personalize Your Profile

The Description and User picture fields allow you to personalize your profile and share information about yourself with your instructors and fellow students.

Use the Description field to enter information about yourself such as your background and interests, your major, etc. Remember that the inforĀ­mation here will be displayed in all of your courses.

You are encouraged to include a picture in your profile. Here are some things to know about this feature:

  • A smaller version of your picture will appear next to your forum postings.
  • Your picture must be saved in JPG or PNG format.
  • Profile pictures are automatically cropped and resized to 100 x 100 pixels, so be sure to use a close-up of your face, not a full-length photo.

Upload your photo by dragging and dropping it into the file selection box or by clicking on the Add link at the top of the box. (Learn about resizing images in Moodle.)

Note: To return to your Moodle home page after updating your profile, click on Home in the upper left corner of the screen.

Screenshot of profile updating page