How to set up profile

Your Profile is available in all of your sites throughout the system. It contains information about you, such as status messages, your photo, biography, contact information, social networking information, and privacy settings. Some institutions update fields in the Profile automatically when user accounts are created. Typical institutional updates include the user photo and email address. All Profile fields are optional.

Note: Some Profile options may be locked or unavailable depending on institutional settings.

Go to Profile

Select the Profile tool from the Tool Menu in My Workspace.

Changing Your Picture

changing your picture
Mouse over the image area and select Change picture to upload a new photo.

Select a new picture and upload.

select a new picture and upload
Click the Choose File button to browse your computer for a new image.

Select your new picture

select your new picture
Once you have located the image you would like to use, select it and click Open.

Note: Your image must be in a web-friendly format (such as .jpg, .gif or .png) and 2 MB or less in file size.

Upload your new picture

upload your new picture
The filename of the picture you selected will appear listed.  If this is correct, click the Upload button.

Picture updated

Your profile picture has been updated!  This is the image that will display throughout Sakai when users view your profile.  It is visible in places such as the Forums tool when you post messages and the Roster tool in your sites.

Editing your information

edit your information
Mouse over the right side of information each section near the horizontal rule to display the editing option.

Click on the Edit link to modify or add your information.

Basic Information

basic information
Enter a brief personal statement under Basic Information so that other system users can get to know a little bit about you, and then click Save changes.

The Rich Text Editor is available to you here, in case you would like to format your text.

Note: Remember that all fields are optional. You may also choose to show/hide some information in your Privacy settings.

Contact Information

contact information fields
Often, the user's college email address is automatically populated in this area.  If it is not, or if you prefer an alternate email address, you may enter it here.  

You may also choose to enter your phone and/or fax numbers if desired.

Be sure to click Save changes to save any changes.

Student Information

student info fields
If you are a student at the institution, you may enter information about your degree or program tracks here. Click Save changes to save any changes.

Tip: Users can search for connections in Profile based on common interests.

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