Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 3.2. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version of Moodle is probably available here: User profiles.
Every user in Moodle has a Profile page which may be reached from the user menu top right and then clicking Profile. This page contains links to further pages allowing the user to edit their profile information and preferences, view their forum/blog posts, and check any reports they have access to.
Viewing others's profiles
Users with permission to view the profiles of other users can view them by clicking on their name. If they click on the name of a user within a course, the course profile will be displayed and the full profile may be viewed (if allowed) by clicking the link "Full profile" in the Miscellaneous section:
Note: All users are allowed to view the full profile of users listed as course contacts in the course description.
Site administration settings
An administrator can force users to login for profiles and select which roles are visible in user profiles (by default teacher, non-editing teacher and student) in Administration > Site administration > Security > Site policies.
Default profile page
An administrator or manager (or any other user with the capability moodle/user:managesyspages) can set which blocks appear on the default profile page for all users from Administration > Site administration > Appearance > Default profile page.
Clicking the button 'Reset profile for all users' will then apply these settings to the profile pages of everyone on the site.
Preventing users from customizing their profile page
By default, users can customize their public profile page and add blocks. To prevent this
- Go to Administration > Site administration > Users > Permissions > Define roles
- Edit the authenticated user role and untick the capability moodle/user:manageownblocks
User profile capabilities
- Edit own user profile
- Manage blocks on own public user profile
- Configure default page layout for public user profiles
- Update user profiles