Introduction to Moodle

If this is your first time using Moodle, we encourage you to review this brief tutorial to learn about the course web, how to login and access your CS classes; and other relevant resources.

4. Update Your Moodle Profile

Like other online services, your user account on Moodle includes a profile.  The profile includes your name, UWG email address, contact information, and a picture.  This profile is viewable only by other students and faculty/staff who login to Moodle. Anonymous browsers who do not login and/or search engines cannot see user profiles on Moodle.

Once you are logged in to Moodle, you can view your profile by clicking on your name in the upper right-hand corner of the page (reference notation #1 in the screen capture).  Then, from the drop-down menu, click Profile (reference notation #2 in the screen capture). Then, click "Edit profile" under the User details block (reference notation #3 in the screen capture). 

Once you are finished making changes, be sure to click the "Update profile" button at the bottom of the page to save your edits.

Screenshot showing steps to edit Moodle profile

At a minimum, you should update the following fields in your profile:

Picture

Please select a relatively square-sized picture that primarily features your face (and that is professional & appropriate!).  This picture will appear in various locations on Moodle where your name is displayed (e.g., forum discussions, class participant listings).

Alternate Name

Moodle uses your first and last name as listed in the University's official records on BanWeb.  These cannot be changed; however, if you normally go by a different name than your first name, you may enter an "alternate name" in Moodle.  This alternate name, should you enter one, will be displayed by Moodle in some places (but not all) in parentheses after your first name.

Other Fields

You may update some of the other profile fields if you wish; for example you may provide additional contact info such as phone number, address, and IM accounts (you may need to click the "Show Advanced" button to see all available profile fields).  However, you are not obligated to include any information in these fields.