User profile

Last modified by Carina Enke on 23.01.2024


Icon_user.png  In the User profile, you will find your user account information. This includes, for example, user name, first and last name, email and other system-dependent information such as address, institution or matriculation number. The role assignment in the system, your profile picture and password changes can also be managed using your user profile.


Open user profile

To access your user profile, proceed as follows:

Click on your user name in the header area on the right.

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The Settings window will open showing various tabs. In the tab User profile, you can see all available information about yourself. Other tabs contain additional functions, which are explained on the help page System settings.

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Overview of the user profile

The tab User profile divides into the following sections:

  • My profile: This area contains a list of all your personal information stored in the system.
  • Profile picture: Using Edit profile picture, you can upload an image. Approved formats are .jpg, .jpeg, .png and .gif. The image will be saved by the learning platform with a width restricted to 160 pixels. It will be displayed together with your forum posts, comments, etc.
  • Due to data protection regulations, this function is system-dependent and not available to all users.
  • Change password : In this area, you can set a new password.
  • My roles: Here, the roles assigned to you in the system will be displayed: Learner, author, etc. For more information on roles in the system, please refer to the help page Roles and rights.
  • Delete user profile: To delete your user profile, contact the data centre or the e-learning support of your institution.

Edit my profile

All your personal information stored in the user profile will be listed in the My profile section.

The colour marking indicates which information cannot be adapted by the users themselves and will automatically be pre-filled.

All fields marked with an asterisk are mandatory and must be filled in.

By activating the checkboxes preceding the input fields, you can additionally specify which information will be visible to other users.

When you are finished, confirm your changes with Save at the bottom of the page.

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All information shared due to activated checkboxes will become visible to another user when they click on a link in the learning platform that contains your name. For example, such a link is displayed in forum posts or in course, resource or group supervisor lists.

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The availability of the functions in the user profile is dependent on your institution and the configuration of the learning platform.

Change password

The password serves to authenticate the user. This way, sections which contain sensitive data or which are only allowed to be accessed by authorised users will be protected.

To change your password, proceed as follows:

Click on your user name to open your user profile.

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In the section Change password, enter your current password in the first field.

Then enter your new password in the next field and confirm your entry by repeating your new password in the following field.

  • The password must contain at least 8 and no more than 128 characters.
  • It must include letters (upper/lower case) and numbers.
  • Special characters are allowed, except of quotes (' and ").

Confirm your settings with Save.

Use your new password the next time you log in.

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If your user data is centrally managed by your institution, the functions to change/reset the password will not be available. In this case, contact the responsible support of your institution.