Your profile

Everyone has a profile page which may be reached by going to the user menu in the top right of Moodle and by clicking Profile. This page contains links to further pages allowing you to edit your profile information and preferences, view your forum/blog posts, and check any reports you might have access to.

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). We recommend adding a profile picture to help staff and students to get to know you online.

Editing your profile picture

Students and staff are able to upload an appropriate user picture to their profile. Be aware will not only display on your Moodle account to you but also to your peers and to your lecturers and other university staff, for example your image will show when you post to a discussion forum.

To add a new picture;

Go to the “Choose a file” button 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 computer. Then click “Update Profile” at the bottom – the image file will be cropped to a square and resized down to 100×100 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.


The Preferences page gives users quick access to various settings they might wish to edit such as forum digests. It can be accessed directly from the user menu in the top, right corner of Moodle. Click on Preferences.

Forum preferences

Email digest type; This setting determines how you receive any posts from Forums to which you are subscribed, allowing you to receive messages individually or on a daily basis.

Forum auto-subscribe; This setting lets you decide if you want email copies of posts that are added to forums. If you set this to subscribe, the system will automatically email you copies of new posts in discussions that you post in, unless you manually override it when posting.

Experimental nested discussion view; This setting makes available a new nested discussion view.

Forum tracking; Enabling forum tracking means highlighting the posts you have not read yet, which should improve your forum navigation.