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[[Student]]s are usually asked to edit their profile in [[Moodle]].  It is also possible for the [[Administrator|site administrator]] to edit users' profiles. These instructions reflect the 1.9 format of the user's page for the site administrator.  A student has a shorter list.
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==Editing Your Profile ==
 
==Table of Contents==
 
__TOC__
 
  
==Standard settings==
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Individual users can edit their profiles by clicking the Edit profile link accessed from the Profile page in the  user menu (top right).
===General===
 
====User name====
 
K Melton
 
  
====New Password====
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Administrators can update user profiles via  ''Administration > Users > Accounts > Add a new user'' or ''Browse list of users'' or by clicking the profile of a user and clicking the Edit profile link in the User details secton.
Brittney 12
 
  
====Force password change====
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The fields are divided into 6 sections - General, Preferences, User picture, Additonal names and Optional which are all explained below.   
An initial password can be set by the administrator or bulk uploading, but this will force the user to create a new password.
 
   
 
====First name, surname====
 
Kris Cox
 
  
====Email address====
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Remember to click 'Update profile' when you have finished.
klmelton03@yahoo.com
 
  
====Email display====
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=== General ===
This controls the visibility of the address to others, allowing you to show or hide your email in the class. There are three options: you can set it so that all users (including guests) could see your email, or so that only other enrollees in the course can see the email address, or so that no one could see your email address at all.
 
  
====Email activated====
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*This section is expanded by default. First name, Surname and Email address are compulsory fields. Depending on your administrator's settings (in the relevant authentication plugin settings) you may or may not be able to edit these.
klmelton03@yahoo.com
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*The other settings - City/Town, Country, Timezone and Description are optional. The administrator might already have entered your city and country when your account was created.
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*The Timezone  field is used to convert time-related messages on the system (such as assignment deadlines) from the local timezone (the time in London) to the correct time in whichever zone you have selected.
  
====City/town; country====
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=== User picture ===
Casper, Wyoming United States
 
  
====Timezone====
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This section is optional and allows you to choose your own profile picture.  Your current picture is shown, if you have already chosen one.
Mountain
 
  
====Preferred language ====
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Note: If the admin has enabled it in ''Administration > Site Administration > Users > Permissions > User policies'', a gravatar you might have attached to your email account will appear as your profile image if you don't upload a different one.
english
 
  
====Preferred theme====
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'''New picture'''
  
====Description====
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The "Choose a file" button allows you to choose a new picture for your profile. The picture must be in JPG or PNG format (ie the names will usually end in .jpg or .png).
I am a 36 year old mother of 3 trying to reach a goal of getting a radiology degree.
 
  
===Picture of===
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To upload an image, click the "Upload a file" button from the list in the [[File_picker]], and select the image from your hard disk.
  
===Interests===
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NOTE: Make sure that the file is not larger than the maximum size listed, or it will not be uploaded.
====List of interests====
 
I love reading, sketching, working out, outdoor summer activities, and animal related subjects. I love dogs and am a groomer presently with a local Vet here in Casper.
 
  
==Advanced==
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Then click "Update Profile" at the bottom - the image file will be cropped to a square and resized down to 100x100 pixels.
Clicking on the Show Advanced button will reveal additonal fields.
 
===General===
 
====Choose an authentication method====
 
The administrator can select a particular [[Authentication]] method for the user.  This is also the place to turn on the "[[No login]]" setting.
 
  
====Email format====
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When you are taken back to your profile page, the image might not appear to have changed. If this is so, just use the "Reload" button in your browser.
There are two  "Pretty HTML format" (which means that the messages will be formatted with different fonts and colours to make them easier to read) and "Plain text format" (plain text with no fancy formatting or colours).  
 
  
====Email digest type====
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===Additional names===
This setting determines how one receives any posts from forums to which one is subscribed. There are three possible choices:
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If the administrator has activated this feature then you will be able to set your alternative or additional names here. See [[Additional name fields]] for more information.
* No digest (one receives individual emails),
 
* Complete (a single digest daily) or
 
* Subjects (a single digest daily with only the post topics included).
 
  
[[Image:Forum_subscription_options.gif|frame|right|users may choose how they receive email from forums]]
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==Interests==
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Use tags here to display your interests on your profile page.
  
====Forum auto-subscribe====
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=== Optional ===
This setting lets one decide if one wants email copies of posts that are added to forums. If you set this to subscribe, the system will automatically email one copies of new posts in forums that one posts in, unless they manually override it when posting.
 
  
====Forum tracking====
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There are several optional fields allowing you to add further details to your profile such as contact details and your website.
Enabling forum tracking means highlighting the posts you have not read yet, which should improve your forum navigation.  
 
  
====When editing text====
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===Custom Profile Categories===
This can usually be left on "Use HTML editor (some browsers only)". This allows for text formatting options, but requires newer browsers. If you find your browser is not letting you edit text, change this setting to "Use standard web forms".
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If any custom user profile categories and fields have been created on your Moodle site, they will be listed at the bottom of the [[User profile fields|Admin >Accounts>User profile fields]]
  
====AJAX and Javascript  ====
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==Updating a user profile==
No: Use basic web features.
 
Yes: e.g., if you want to be able to drag and drop.
 
  
====Screen reader====
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Users with the capability [[Capabilities/moodle/user:update|moodle/user:update]] are able to update another user's profile i.e. in addition to being able to edit the profile, other settings such as password, authentication method and force new password may be changed. The username cannot be changed if it has been set by an authentication plugin, such as [[LDAP authentication|LDAP]].
  
===Options===
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==Account disabling==
The site administrator may have [[User profile fields|added more fields]] to the user profile. The following are standard with Moodle and are revealed by the "Show Advanced" button:
 
  
*Web page
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An account may be disabled by setting the authentication method to "[[No login]]". The account email may not be used to create another account.
*ICQ number
 
*Skype ID
 
*AIM ID
 
*Yahoo ID
 
*MSN ID
 
*ID number
 
*Institution
 
*Department
 
*Phone
 
*Mobile Phone
 
*Address
 
  
==Older version notes==
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==See also==
*In 1.6, on the home page in the administration block select '''users''', and then '''edit user accounts'''.  Find the student and click on the edit link. This brings you to their profile page, which has tabs for Edit Profile, Forum Posts, Blogs, and activity reports.
 
  
==See also==
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*[[User profiles]]
*[[Student tutorials#Your profile]]
 
*The capabilities [[Capabilities/moodle/user:editprofile|moodle/user:editprofile]], [[Capabilities/moodle/user:editownprofile|moodle/user:editownprofile]] and [[Capabilities/moodle/user:update|moodle/user:update]]
 
  
[[ca:Editar Perfil]]
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[[fr:Modifier le profil]]
[[es:Editar Información personal]]
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[[de:Nutzerprofil aktualisieren]]
[[fr:Modifier mon profil]]
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[[es:Actualizar perfil]]
[[ja:プロフィールの編集]]
 
[[de:Nutzerprofil bearbeiten]]
 

Latest revision as of 14:30, 24 June 2016

Editing Your Profile

Individual users can edit their profiles by clicking the Edit profile link accessed from the Profile page in the user menu (top right).

Administrators can update user profiles via Administration > Users > Accounts > Add a new user or Browse list of users or by clicking the profile of a user and clicking the Edit profile link in the User details secton.

The fields are divided into 6 sections - General, Preferences, User picture, Additonal names and Optional which are all explained below.

Remember to click 'Update profile' when you have finished.

General

  • This section is expanded by default. First name, Surname and Email address are compulsory fields. Depending on your administrator's settings (in the relevant authentication plugin settings) you may or may not be able to edit these.
  • The other settings - City/Town, Country, Timezone and Description are optional. The administrator might already have entered your city and country when your account was created.
  • The Timezone field is used to convert time-related messages on the system (such as assignment deadlines) from the local timezone (the time in London) to the correct time in whichever zone you have selected.

User picture

This section is optional and allows you to choose your own profile picture. Your current picture is shown, if you have already chosen one.

Note: If the admin has enabled it in Administration > Site Administration > Users > Permissions > User policies, a gravatar you might have attached to your email account will appear as your profile image if you don't upload a different one.

New picture

The "Choose a file" button allows you to choose a new picture for your profile. The picture must be in JPG or PNG format (ie the names will usually end in .jpg or .png).

To upload an image, click the "Upload a file" button from the list in the File_picker, and select the image from your hard disk.

NOTE: Make sure that the file is not larger than the maximum size listed, or it will not be uploaded.

Then click "Update Profile" at the bottom - the image file will be cropped to a square and resized down to 100x100 pixels.

When you are taken back to your profile page, the image might not appear to have changed. If this is so, just use the "Reload" button in your browser.

Additional names

If the administrator has activated this feature then you will be able to set your alternative or additional names here. See Additional name fields for more information.

Interests

Use tags here to display your interests on your profile page.

Optional

There are several optional fields allowing you to add further details to your profile such as contact details and your website.

Custom Profile Categories

If any custom user profile categories and fields have been created on your Moodle site, they will be listed at the bottom of the Admin >Accounts>User profile fields

Updating a user profile

Users with the capability moodle/user:update are able to update another user's profile i.e. in addition to being able to edit the profile, other settings such as password, authentication method and force new password may be changed. The username cannot be changed if it has been set by an authentication plugin, such as LDAP.

Account disabling

An account may be disabled by setting the authentication method to "No login". The account email may not be used to create another account.

See also