Moodle Profile

How to set up a user profile in Moodle

Last Updated: May 31st, 2022

Editing Your Profile

Individual users can edit their profiles by clicking the Edit profile link accessed from the Profile page in the user menu (top right). The fields are divided into 6 sections - General, Preferences, User picture, Additonal names and Optional which are all explained below.
Remember to click 'Update profile' when you have finished.


  • This section is expanded by default. First name, Surname and Email address are compulsory fields. Depending on your administrator's settings (in the relevant authentication plugin settings) you may or may not be able to edit these.
  • The other settings - City/Town, Country, Timezone and Description are optional. The administrator might already have entered your city and country when your account was created.
  • The Timezone field is used to convert time-related messages on the system (such as assignment deadlines) from the local timezone (the time in London) to the correct time in whichever zone you have selected.

User Picture

This section is optional and allows you to choose your own profile picture. Your current picture is shown if you have already chosen one.

Additional Names

If the administrator has activated this feature then you will be able to set your alternative or additional names here.


Use tags or phrases here to display your interests on your profile page.


There are several optional fields allowing you to add further details to your profile such as contact details and your website.

For more information about Moodle Profiles please refer to this MoodleDocs article.

Student Help Desk Support (SHeD)

The student help desk is located on main campus in the Library (center building).

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