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Moodle Administration

By : Moodle Trust, Alex Büchner
Book Image

Moodle Administration

By: Moodle Trust, Alex Büchner

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (22 chapters)
Moodle Administration
About the Author
About the Reviewer

User Profiles

Other than guests, each user has a profile that contains information about him or her. We will first deal with the information that is stored for each user and how it is organized in Moodle.

You can view or change your profile by clicking on your name, which is usually found in the header or footer of your system. Select the Edit profile tab to view the most commonly used fields. To see all fields, select the Show Advanced button. The button will then toggle to Hide Advanced.

Profile Fields

Moodle's user profiles are divided into a number of categories such as:

  • General: Standard user fields

  • Picture of: Image of user

  • Interests: Tags for social-networking activities

  • Optional: Additional user information

  • User-defined: Newly created fields

Let's take a look at these one by one. General, is the first category as shown in the following screenshot:

Category "General"

Most of these items are self-explanatory, but there are a few things you need to know about each of them. Here is a description...