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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 1.9. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version is available here: View profile.

Location: Administration > Browse list of Users > View or Edit

Overview

For users with appropriate access rights within the Browse list of users area, clicking on the name of user will take you to a tab based summary view of a user's profile information. The user profile page gathers together all the known information about a particular user including detailed reports and logs regarding the activity of that user.

You may also see a link for each course you or the user belongs to. If you are viewing your profile or are an administrator clicking on these links keeps you on the user's profile but alters the breadcrumb menu so you can quickly jump to that course.

Change Password and Messages

Depending on your access rights there may also be buttons at the bottom of the view profile page:

Change password
This takes you to a form for changing your/another user's password.
Messages
This opens the Messaging pop-up. It only shows when viewing your profile.
Send message
This takes you to the Messaging pop-up and opens a messaging session with the user whose profile you were using. It only shows when viewing someone else's profile and if messaging is switched on by the administrator.

Login As

The Login as tool allows users with appropriate access rights to log in as another user and view the site as this user would. This is particularly useful for troubleshooting any access problems or for checking configuration options.

To Login as another user navigate to their profile view and click the Login as button. When you will be advised You are logged in as [person] press the Continue button.

The site will display your logged in status as [Your name] You are logged in as [Other user name] (Logout). To return to your own login click your name or select Logout to log out of the site entirely.

It is important to note that the system Logs still record any action you undertake when loggedin as another user, under your account.

Profile Tab

The Profile tab displays the general information regarding a user and reflects the profile details a standard (e.g. student) can access. If the user has entered in any additional information within their profile (such as MSN ID, phone number etc), this will be displayed on this page/tab.

The Profile tab also provides those users with appropriate access rights the Loginas and Send Message buttons.

Edit Profile

The Edit Profile tab provides administrators etc with ability to update any (non-locked) profile information previously entered against the user. This includes the option to change or reset a user's password. It is recommended the Force password change option is used when resetting a password for a user.

Forum Posts

The Forum Posts tab lists all Forum Posts (replies) and Discussions (threads) created by the user.

Blog

The Blog tab within the Profile view lists all Blog entries created by the user.

Notes

The Notes tab provides users with appropriate access rights with the ability to create Notes about specific users. A note's status determines who can see the

  • Personal - The note will be visible only to you (as the admin/teacher)
  • Course - The note will be visible to other teachers in this course
  • Site - The note will be visible to other teachers in all courses

Please note, the Notes area can also be accessed via the Participants page within a course

Activity reports

The Activity reports tab provides all access to all reporting data for an individual user. This includes the following reports:

Outline report

The Outline report is a general summary of those non-course areas of the site the user has viewed/visited.

Complete Report

The Complete Report shows all of those areas of the site the user has viewed/visited and what action (if any) they have undertaken within these areas.

Today's logs

The Today's logs report lists all areas of the site the user has visited in the last 24 hours and any information available regarding their activity within that area (such as viewing a specific assignment activity or accessing a particular course). A hourly hit counter bar graph is also provided for comparative reporting across a single day.

All logs

The All logs report lists all areas of the site the user has visited since their account was created and any information available regarding their activity within that area. Depending on the amount of data available a hit counter bar graph is also provided for comparative reporting across a day, week, fortnight or month.

Statistics

The Statistics report gives comparative reporting across (weekly) periods of Views (accesses) and Posts (updates) for a user.

Grade

The user report lists grades in any front page activities. To obtain grades in a particular course, the course should be selected on the user's profile page before accessing the grade report.

Roles

The Roles tab gives a summary of all Roles currently assigned to the user and the ability to create new overrides or assign new roles at the user context

See also