Edit Your Moodle Profile and Privacy Settings

Overview

Your Profile determines what is displayed about you to other users in a Moodle course, such as your city, country and a profile picture.

You can also control other aspects of your account via the Preferences page. This area allows you to configure your forum notification settings, your editor preferences.

This is also where the Privacy Settings page exists, which is where you choose which pieces of information about yourself you share with your students in Moodle.

This page provides instructions for making changes to the default settings and information in your profile, and choosing which profile information to make available to your students.

Guide

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Step by step instructions


Edit your Moodle profile

  1. In the top right corner, click on your name or your picture icon to expose the drop-down options.

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  2. Within the drop-down, click Profile. Note this area allows you to access other settings as well.

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  3. Click the Edit profile button


     
  4. You can choose whether other Moodle users can see your email address by the Email Display dropdown

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  5. You can set your location using the City/town and Country fields, as well as your timezone.



     
  6. Add a Description (e.g. of your current research projects), a User picture, your Interests and other Optional details such as your Web page URL, your Skype ID or your Phone number.
     
  7. Click Update profile to save your changes.

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Edit your preferences and privacy settings

By default, the pieces of information listed on the Privacy Settings page are only visible to you, your teachers and support staff. (Any staff or student user who can view your profile can also see your profile image.) To make a piece of information visible to students and staff enrolled in your Moodle course, select its check box and click Submit.

To edit your privacy settings:

  1. In the top right corner, click on your name or your picture icon to expose the drop-down options.

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  2. Within the drop-down, click Preferences. Note this area allows you to access other settings as well.

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  3. From here you can check and update a number of important preferences. To begin, update your privacy settings.


     
  4. On the Privacy Settings page, select the check box for each piece of information you want to be visible to students in the courses you teach. (Note: If no text displays beside the check boxes, try logging in to Moodle using a different browser.)

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  5. Click Submit to save your changes.
     
  6. Return to the Preferences page, and then click Forum preferences


     
  7. We recommend that you set the Email Digest field and Automatically mark posts as read field for your preferred options.
    • The Email Digest field allows you to choose to be notified by email every time someone posts, once a day with an email containing the full text of all the new posts, or once a day with an email containing only the subject lines of the posts.
    • The Automatically mark posts as read field allows you to determine whether posts in the standard forum activity are automatically read once you visit the page (generally easier), or whether you must click to mark a specific post as being read (giving you more control).


       
  8. Click Save changes when ready

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