Edit your profile
Instructions for changing the default settings and information in your profile
It is unwise to add personal details such as your street or postal address, phone number or instant messaging account details to any part of your Moodle profile. If you would like to share your social network handles put them in the Description box of your profile. Formal communications will still go to your UNSW email account (zMail).
On the My home page or the course home page, click on your name to open the dropdown menu, then profile (1), followed by edit profile (2) on the following page.
On the Site pages page, your basic details will display, along with default selections of a number of different settings:
Email display (1): Select whether to hide your email address, display it to everyone or display it to only fellow course students. Note: You cannot change the zMail address within Moodle; however, using the UNSW Identity Manager you can redirect all email sent to that address to an email address that you check regularly. See these instructions for assistance.
- Leave "When editing text" as Use HTML editor.
Country and Timezone settings (2): If you are living and studying in another country than Australia, select it from the Select a country drop-down list. If you are studying a Distance Course and are living in a different timezone from Sydney, Australia, select that timezone from the Timezone drop-down.
If studying in Australia, do not make changes to Country or Timezone, or your assignment deadlines will be different from those set by your instructors.
Description (3): To continue editing your profile, enter a description of yourself. Ensure that this is appropriate for display to instructors and to other students in your Moodle courses.
User Picture (4):To change your user picture, select User picture and use the file picker to upload a file. Note: the picture must be in either JPG or PNG, which Moodle resizes to 100x100 size.
Interests (5): List your interests (academic, leisure or both), separating each tag from the next with a comma.
Optional (6): Complete any relevant fields, remembering that these details will display on your profile page for instructors and other students to view.
Update profile (7): Click on Update Profile to save your changes. The updated View profile page displays. Check that the image, and all the information, displays as you want it to.