My profile and preferences

UserMenu
Your profile and preferences can be updated from the User Menu. To access the menu click on your name or picture in the top blue banner and from here you can edit your profile and preferences, as well as follow links to the Dashboard and your Blog.

By default, your student profile is set up to display just your name and the default picture, but you can edit it to introduce yourself and add a picture of yourself (or any other image you want to use to represent yourself).

If you log into your course via Portal you will need to be on the Portal page to update your profile and preferences. If you are in your course and wish to make changes to your profile you will need to go back to Portal to see all the options available.

Uploading an image or photo

Default user picture By default, your student profile is set up to display just your name and the default picture. To change this, find the User Menu by clicking on your name or picture in the top banner.

If you log into your course via Portal make sure you are on the Portal page otherwise you will not see all the available options.

  • Click on your name in the top banner.
  • Click Preferences.
  • Click Edit Profile.
  • Scroll down the page to the heading User Picture – click on the heading to open up this section.
  • Drag and drop your image file into the box with the large blue arrow, or search for the file using the add_file icon.
  • Once you are happy with the changes you have made, click Update Profile at the bottom of the screen.

Changing your password

If you log into your course via Study using your SSO details and wish to change your password, you can do this using the Change Password page.

If you access your course via Portal with a Moodle username and password follow these steps to change your password:

  • Click on your name in the top banner.
  • Click Preferences.
  • Click Change password.
  • Follow the steps on screen to change your password.
  • When you are happy with your changes, click Save Changes at the bottom of the screen.

Please be aware that this password change will only affect this course website. Your password for all other systems will remain unchanged.

Changing your Forum preferences

  • Click on your name in the top banner.
  • Click Preferences.
  • Click Forum preferences.
  • Read through the options available and select your preferred options, there is more information on these in the Discussion forums section. It is helpful to select Yes to Forum tracking as this allows new posts to be highlighted when you log into your course.
  • Once you are happy with the changes you have made, click Save Changes at the bottom of the screen.

For information on changing your forum subscriptions see the Discussion forums page.