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How to update
your personal profile


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Every Student and Teacher has their own personal profile which can be edited to display information about yourself.

Caution regarding the sharing of personal information:
You may add information as you desire in this area. However, please be advised that information that appears on the Internet (inside the password protected site) and can be downloaded and stored on someone else's hard drive indefinitely. Having said that, your ID number, telephone numbers, and address can only be viewed by your instructor and site administrators.

To edit your profile:

  1. Select the link containing your name (note that this link appears in many places however the easiest place to find it is at the upper right area of your screen)
  2. Select the "Edit Profile" link, located in the "Settings" block in the left-hand column

When you click Edit Profile, a number of fields are displayed, some of which are required and some of which are optional. The First name, Surname, and Email address are pre-completed and should contain accurate information. Note that the City/town default for all users is set to Vancouver to respect the wishes of those who may not wish to share their actual information.

Email display

Email display allows you to choose the following options from the drop-down list:

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  • Hide your email address (if you want someone in the same course to email you, you have to provide the address to him or her).
  • Allow everyone (make it public - not a good idea).
  • Allow only those in the same course to see it, which is the best if you want other students to be able to send you messages.

Forum Auto-subscribe

Select whether or not you will receive email notification from discussion forums to which you have posted topics or replies.

Forum Tracking

Choose whether or not new forum posts should be automatically highlighted for you.

Description

On the Edit Profile page, you can add a short description about yourself using Moodle's editor:

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User Picture: Adding an image to your profile

To add a new image to your Profile:

  1. Select the "Choose a file" button. This opens Moodle's File Picker, where you can click "Upload" and then "Browse" to find a new image from your computer. (Max. 500 Mb)
  2. Enter a description of the image (use your name if it's an image of you).
  3. Select the "Update profile" button at the bottom of the page.

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User Picture: Replacing an existing profile image

To replace your existing profile image with an image from your computer, follow these steps:

  1. Remove the existing image by selecting the Delete checkbox.
  2. Select the "Update profile" button to remove the existing image.
  3. To add a new image, select the "Choose a file" button. This opens Moodle's File Picker, where you can click "Upload" and then "Browse" to find a new image from your computer. (Max. 500 Mb)
  4. Enter a description of the image (use your name if it's an image of you).
  5. Select the "Update profile" button at the bottom of the page.

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Problems seeing your picture?

If you do not see your new picture, you may just need to refresh your browser. Select your browser's "Reload" or "Refresh" option, or press F5 on your keyboard.


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