How do I set up my 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.

My Workspace: Profile

Select Profile 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.

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!

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.

Example of Profile Display in Forums

Example of Profile Display in Forums

Example of Profile Display in Roster

Example of Profile Display in Roster

Editing Your Information

Editing 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

Many faculty choose to enter a brief personal statement under Basic Information so that students can get to know a little bit about them.

The rich text editor is available to you here, in case you would like to format your text.

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

Contact Information

Contact Information

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 so that your students can more easily reach you.

Staff Information

Staff Information

The staff information section is a place to display more information about you as an employee at the institution. You might include a more formal professional profile here, as well as information about research interests, publications, or the classes that you teach.

The rich text editor is also available to you in the Publications and Conferences field.

Student Information

Student Information

If you are a student at the institution, you may enter information about your degree or program tracks here.

Social Networking

Social Networking

You may also include links to your social media accounts or contact information on social networking sites.

Personal Information

Personal Information

You may also choose to share information about your favorite books, TV shows, movies, or quotes. Users can search for connections in Profile based on common interests.

For more information on Profile...

This lesson has covered the basics on setting up your Profile. For additional information about other Profile features, please refer to the section on Profile in the Instructor Guide.