The first thing a student should do when granted access to any course is to update his/her profile information. Below is an example of a profile for a student Jessica just logged in for the first time.
Note: you can update all the access control for the fields in Profile page by going to the Accounts Setting page.
As Jessica has registered her nickname as Jessica but she decides to change the nickname to JessS after she logs in for the first time. To update the Profile information, she just needs to click on the Edit Profile button as highlighted above.
As shown on the left-hand side of the image, there are three functions:
- Edit (Profile information)
- Profile Photo (to upload)
- Cover Photo (to upload)
We will cover the above step by step.
Update Basic Profile Information
Do take note that only your First Name and Nickname will be displayed publicly but you have a choice on whether to display your Last Name publicly or to a selected group. The Nickname will be the student’s displayed name on the website.
Do take note that First Name and Last Name are required as they will appear in the e-certificate which you will receive when you complete the course.
Important: The username for logging into the system when you have created during your registration is different from the names mentioned above and it cannot be changed.
There is also another tab About Me (see green arrow) and we will cover it next.
After updating your Basic Profile, do remember to click on the “Save Changes” button to commit the changes.
Update Profile Photo
If you do not have a Gravatar, you can upload the profile photo as shown below. It is not a compulsory requirement. Note that in the PC mode, you can take your profile photo from the Take Profile option as shown.
If you are uploading the photo, the recommended size is 180×180 px.
Update Cover Photo
You can upload the cover photo (see below) of your profile page which is the header image above the profile photo. The recommended size is 1300 x 225 px subject to the upload limit of 100 KB.