Tanna Colwell
I keep getting emails for new forum posts
by Tanna Colwell - Tuesday, September 9, 2008, 09:09 AM

Your Profile- What is it?

edit profileThe profile contains information about you. Other users on Moodle can see your profile if they click on your name. Profile information includes the description of yourself (if you have entered one) your name, location, email address (if you chose to make it accessible) and the list of courses you are enrolled on. When you view your profile you can edit it by clicking on the 'edit' tab. In your profile you can add a picture of yourself (or anything else you like). This image will appear next to your name in forum messages etc.

Updating Your Profile:

1) Click on your name (top right corner) or Edit Profile in the administration block
admin block

2) Click Edit Profile

student tabs
Note: In your profile you can also update information such as your location or email address and you can see your activity (so can your teacher). Please update your profile if you change your email address, as this will enable you to receive updates or information sent out via Moodle. If you choose to automatically subscribe to forums, you will receive email copies of all new messages in forums you participate in. Forum tracking is useful to use as well, as it will let you quickly identify new messages in forums.

3) Scroll down to find the settings related to email. You may have to click the button labeled 'Show Advanced'.

  • Email format: You can choose to have emails sent from Moodle in Plain text format or Pretty HTML format. HTML format will include images and the Moodle colour scheme in emails, but will be slightly larger in size.
  • Forum auto-subscribe: If you select yes for this it will mean that when you post a message to a forum, you will be subscribed to that forum and receive email copies of all messages for that forum. You may unsubscribe from forums if you wish as well.
  • Email digest type: You may choose to receive all emails from Moodle in one daily message. There is also the option to receive either the complete message or just the Subjects from forums you subscribe to.
  • Forum tracking: This is a useful option to enable. If it is enabled on your Moodle site it will highlight unread forum messages so you can easily see what is new.