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Add personal information to your profile

The profile page is the only information in Mahara that is visible to all other users by default.

The default profile shows display name and profile photo to all users and portfolios that are visible (i.e. shared) to the person viewing your profile page. You can view your profile by clicking on your name in the dashboard or edit it via the user menu.

The user menu gives access to the profile page and the profile picture page.

In this guide:

Edit your Profile information

  1. Click on the user menu icon on the top right of the page (next to the profile image thumbnail).
  2. Click on Profile.

This will open the About me tab on the profile page.

About me

This section contains the only mandatory fields. Your firstname and surname are prefilled with your preferred name details (as set in your student or staff) record but can be edited. You can set an alternate display name and add a summary or introduction about yourself.

Contact information

This section is used to bring together contact details such as websites, home and work addresses, phone numbers etc. The email address is required and should already contain your Warwick email address - you can add additional email addresses if you want to. The other fields are optional and can be left blank.

Social media

This section allows the listing of multiple social media profiles.

Click + New social media account, then choose from the drop-down list and complete the relevant details (usually just the URL).

This list is not complete, and includes some options which no longer exist. If you want to add something that is not in the list, such as LinkedIn, for example:

  1. Select Other.
  2. Add the social networks name.
  3. Add the URL for your public profile on the network.

Click Save to store the new social media account. The new social media account will appear in a list on the page.

General

The general section has only 2 fields - occupation and industry; add your current job title, and the industry field may simply be 'Higher Education'.

Save changes

When you have finished making changes, click Save profile at the bottom of the page to store your updates.

Add a profile picture and set it as default

You can upload up to 5 profile pictures - the pictures you wish to use must be between 16x16 and 1170 x 1170 pixels in size. However, the recommended size is 100x100 pixels so that it looks good on your profile and also in the smaller sizes around Mahara (such as buttons).

  1. Click on the user menu icon on the top right of the page (next to the profile image thumbnail).
  2. Select Profile picture from the Profile Menu.
  3. Click on Choose file to browse for an image that is the correct dimensions.
  4. Give the image a descriptive image title.
  5. Click on Upload, the button will change to say 'Processing ... '
  6. The image will appear in the image list at the top (it is not set as your new profile picture by default).
  7. Set it as the new default image by selecting the tick box next to your image, and clicking on Set default.

Your profile image will update immediately. You can change your default image at any time using step 6.

Add information to your Profile page

Anything added to the profile page is visible to all Mahara users.

  1. Click on the profile picture to open the profile page. The profile page content and layout are managed in the same way as any other page within Mahara.
  2. Turn on editing on the page using the pencil  edit icon at the top right.
  3. Click and drag the drag to add a block icon from the top right-hand side of the page to the appropriate location on the page. Existing blocks will move to make space.
  4. A window will fly in from the right. Click on Show more to find a block in the list.
  5. Edit the block title if required.
  6. Drag and resize the artefacts on the page as required to change the layout of the page.
  7. Click the display page icon at the top left to see how the page will appear.
Remember that all items on this page are 'publicly' viewable to all other Mahara users at Warwick.

Adding profile information to other pages

  1. Turn on editing on the page using the pencil  edit icon at the top right.
  2. Click and drag the drag to add a block icon from the top right-hand side of the page to the appropriate location on the page. Existing blocks will move to make space.
  3. A window will fly in from the right. Click on Show more and select Profile Information from the list.
    1. Edit the block title if required.
    2. Choose the fields that you want to display.
    3. Choose whether to show a profile picture an/or an email address.
  4. If you have not used the Introduction field, it is possible to add some introductory text here instead (this is not written back to the profile so can be different on any page that this block is added to.
  5. Click Save to add the profile information to the page.
  6. Click the display page icon at the top left to see how the profile information on the page will appear.

The information on this page relates to Mahara 20.04 and was last updated July 2020.

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