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Edit your profile

The information on this page relates to Mahara 18.10 and was last updated December 2018.

Your profile page is visible to all other users on Mahara by default.

The default profile shows your display name and profile photo*, portfolios that are visible (i.e. shared) to the person viewing your profile page, your groups, wall and friends.

*The profile picture appears on the profile menu drop down and on the profile summary box. NB In the image below, this is the green 'circle / triangle' icon.

You can view your profile by clicking on your name (1) or edit it via the profile menu (2).

Accessing your profile via the dashboard or profile menu

The menu gives access to 2 locations, the profile itself (1), and the profile picture (2).

Mahara profile menu showing links to profile and profile picture.

Editing your Profile information

Select 'Profile' in the profile menu. This will open the edit profile page on the About me tab.

About me
  1. These are the only mandatory fields - they will be prefilled with your preferred name as set in your student record but can be edited.
  2. You can change your display name, as it appears on your profile block, here.
  3. Optionally, add an introductory paragraph about yourself.

About me screen

Contact information

This section is used to bring together contact details such as websites, home and work addresses, phone numbers etc. These fields are all optional and can be left blank.

Contact information screen

Social media

This section allows the listing of multiple social media profiles.

Social Media Screen

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

Adding a new social media account

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, and notably we would expect this to be 'LinkedIn', then select other and complete the details as below.

Adding an alternate social media account type

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

New social media account added


Finally, the general section has only 2 fields - occupation and industry.

General screen

Save changes

When you have finished making changes (or as you make changes), click on the 'Save profile' button at the bottom of the page to store your updates.

Adding a profile picture

You can upload up to 5 profile pictures - the pictures you wish to use must be between 16x16 and 1024x1024 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).

Upload a new profile image following the 4 steps indicated

  1. Browse to your image by clicking on the browse button.
  2. Once selected, give the image a descriptive title if you wish to.
  3. Click on Upload, the button will change to say 'Processing ... '
  4. The image will appear in the image list at the top (please note that it is not set as your new profile picture by default).

Choose and set your default profile picture

Set it as the default image by (1) selecting the tick box, and (2) clicking on 'Set default'.

Your profile image will update immediately:

Original profile picture before being updated > New profile picture visible in summary and on menu icon

Add profile information to your Profile page

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

The profile page content and layout are managed in the same way as any other page within Mahara.

Artefacts are dragged in from the left hand menu and dropped onto content containers in the centre. The layout of the page can also be changed from the edit layout button.

Adding Personal info

Add content to profile

  1. On the profile page, select Personal info from the menu.
  2. Drag and drop 'Profile information' onto one of the grey content containers.
  3. Profile information will now appear on the page, and a new window will open which will allow you to choose from your existing Profile fields.
  4. Rename the block at the top if you wish.
  5. Choose the fields that you want to display.
  6. Choose a profile picture from your list, or choose to not show a picture.
  7. If you have not used the 'Introduction' field, you can (optionally) add some introductory text here.

Click save and the options you have chosen will appear on the page.

You can also add other artefacts - anything from more text blocks, images, links to videos etc. - to the page remembering that all items on this page are 'publically' viewable to all other Mahara users at Warwick.

The information on this page relates to Mahara 18.10 and was last updated December 2018.


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