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Moodle Tutorials: Editing Your Moodle Profile

Editing Your Moodle Profile

Everyone at Pacific has a personal profile page in Moodle. This page allows you to post your picture, a personal statement, and other information you would like your peers, students, or classmates to see. It is visible to all other participants in each course your are enrolled in.

Adding a profile picture

1. In the upper right hand corner click on Your Name, Profile.

screenshot of moodle page preferences menu

2. Go to the User details block. Click on Edit Profile.

screenshot of moodle page user detais block

3. Scroll to the section labeled User picture.

user pic

Click the Add button, (it looks like a piece of paper with a ‘plus’ sign). This will take you to "file picker" where you can upload a file or you can drag and drop a photo from your computer. NOTE: The picture must be in JPG or PNG format. Moodle will crop the image to a 100x100 pixel square. Your Moodle upload limit applies.

add picture

4. Once selected, click Update profile at the bottom of the page.

NOTE: Refresh your browser if the profile image hasn't changed.

Updating other fields

  1. There are numerous preference settings you can adjust.

  2. Do NOT edit or delete your ID number field. Doing so will prevent automatic enrollment in courses.

  3. You may wish to include some of the following information:

  • Web page address

  • IDs for common peer-to-peer and social networking sites

  • Department

  • Phone numbers

  • Campus Address

  • Click the Update profile button at the bottom of the page.

Other information that cannot be updated

Much of the information in the top section of the Edit profile page is drawn from your network account. Changes made to this information will not be retained: the next time you login, it will revert to the information associated with your campus account. Please do NOT edit the following:

  • Username

  • Password

  • First name

  • Last name

  • Email address — this should always be your campus email address

  • ID number field

  • If you find any of these are incorrect, please contact the Help Desk to have it corrected.