You may wish to upload a photo or graphic to your Moodle profile page.


This page refers to Moodle 3.6 from July 2019 onward

How to: add a profile picture to Moodle

Having a picture associated with your profile gives you an immediate identity and oils the wheels of interaction. If you interact online with a lecturer or student you didn’t know before you have a chance of recognising them in the corridor, coffee room or lecture hall. If you’re on a distance learning module it may be a quick way to get a feel for the people you are talking to.

To add a profile picture to Moodle:

  1. Log into Moodle
  2. Click on your name (Top right) to drop down your personal menu. 
  3. Click Profile and then Edit Profile to edit your personal profile.
  4. Scroll down to the section “User picture” and click on User picture to open it

  5. Drag and drop your image: Click and hold on the picture file and drag it into the Files box on the profile page.  (Requires IE10 or higher and similarly up-to-date versions of Safari, Chrome or Firefox. For earlier browsers click Choose a File, Upload a file, Browse and Upload)
    1. You will need to keep the browser open while opening a second window containing a folder on your computer that contains the picture you want to use.
    2. Open the folder on your computer with the image you want add.
    3. Select the image (single click) and hold down the left mouse button as you drag the image onto the 'drag and drop' area.  As you're dragging the image the dashed lines defining the 'drag and drop' area will appear red until the image is within the  area, the dashes will then change to blue.
    4. Release the left mouse button to add the file.
  6. The image will then appear in the file upload area
  7. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Update profile

NOTE: An approximately square-shaped picture is best, with a close-up of your face (not, e.g., a distant picture of yourself on a mountain or a picture of your cat) See our Help on getting images ready

I've uploaded a picture to my profile - where does it appear in the module?

If you are an editing teacher you can add your name and details (as a label) to your module front page and link your name to your profile page via an internal text link URL.

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