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Update your Profile in Moodle 4


Moodle community members can customize their personal profile preferences. They can change general information such as their location and time zones. 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. 

This Guide Will Help You to:

  • Edit Profile
  • General Name and Email Information
  • Add User Picture
  • Add an Additional Name
  • Add Interests
  • Add Optional Information
  • Seek further assistance

Edit Profile

  1. Login to Moodle 4. see Overview: Access Moodle 4
  2. In the top right hand corner, select the person icon. From the pop out window, select Profile. 


3. Under the User details section, select Edit profile.

General Name and Email Information

  • First Name - Names are set to the default CU username. Users will not be able to change this setting.

  • Last name - Names are set to the default CU username. Users will not be able to change this setting.

  • Email address - Email addresses are set to the default CU email account. Users will not be able to change this setting.

  • 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.


  • City/town and country - Participants are allowed to change their location if desired. However others will be able to see it.

  • Time zone - Defaults to the Server time zone (America/New York)

[Note: Changing your time zone will make due dates reflect the time it is due in that particular time zone. For example, an activity due at 1pm in Eastern Standard Time (New York) will show as 10am for someone who sets their timezone to Mountain Standard Time (Denver CO). The actual times are the same in both cases.]

  • 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, select the User picture.

  2. Upload a new picture into the drag and drop box by clicking the folded page button above “files”.


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

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

Adding Optional Information

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

Seek Further Assistance

For additional assistance please contact, Clarkson OIT Help Desk;

Call: 315-268-HELP (x4357)