Update Your Profile Moodle ISU


Users can customize Moodle to their own personal preferences. They can change general information such as their location, timezones, preferred languages and themes. They can add a profile picture and a brief description about themselves. Users can also change preferred settings such as how their email will be displayed and the format. Users can change subscription types and tracking forums.

This guide will help you to:

Edit Profile

  1. Login to Moodle ISU. For more information, see Accessing Moodle ISU for Faculty
  2. In the top right hand corner, Click on your name.


  1. From the dropdown menu, Select Profile.


  1. Under the User details section, Select Edit profile.


General Name and Email Information

  1. First Name - Names are set to the default ISU username. Users will not be able to change this setting.
  2. Last name - Names are set to the default ISU username. Users will not be able to change this setting.
  3. Email address - Email addresses are set to the default ISU email account. Users will not be able to change this setting.
  4. Email display - Users have the option to change how their email address is displayed. They can allow all users to see their email address, allow only other course members to see their email address, or hide their email address from everyone.


  1. City/town and country - Users are allowed to change their location if desired. However other users will be able to see it.
  2. Timezone - Defaults to the Server timezone (America/Denver)

Note: All activities will be due according the America/Denver (MST) timezone, not re-adjusted to the timezone you changed your profile to reflect.

  1. Description - allows you to share information about yourself.  Remember that other users will see anything you post in the description box.

Add User Picture

  1. To add a profile picture, Expand User picture.


  1. Click the Add... icon.

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  1. In the pop-up window, Click Browse.
  2. The file picker window will appear, which allows you to search for your image from your files.

Note: You can also Drag and Drop the file into the box.

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Add an Additional Name

Users have the ability to enter in an additional first and last name, middle name, and/or an alternate name.


Add Interests

Users can add a list of interests to their profile page.


Add Optional Information

Users have the option to enter in additional information, such as, Yahoo! ID, Skype ID, mobile number, address, etc.

When you have everything set how you would like it, Click Update profile located at the bottom of the screen.

For more information see, Edit Profile

For additional assistance, contact the ITRC - (208) 282-5880 or email itrc@isu.edu

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