User pictures

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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 3.3. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version of Moodle is probably available here: User pictures.

User pictures

Every user on Moodle is able to have their own personal profile picture (or "avatar") which can be uploaded via their profile. If no picture has been uploaded then the default is:


Viewing all user pictures

Updating user pictures

Users can update their picture by editing their user profile if this has not been disabled by the administrator in Settings>Site Administration>Site policies

Uploading user pictures in bulk

Location: Administration > Users > Accounts > Upload user pictures

The Upload user pictures feature enables administrators to upload a zip file containing user images.


  • The image files should be named after the username, the idnumber or the id of the student (along with the correct image file extension.) For example, a student with the username jbrown98 would have a picture called jbrown98.jpg
  • Image types supported include gif, jpg, and png.
  • Image file names are not case sensitive.