How to Create or Update Your Profile

One of the first tasks in Unit 1 of every course is to create or update your profile. The video below contains step-by-step instructions. You may also print out the instructions below the video. This First-Timers Guide (PDF) includes instructions for logging in and for posting in the course forums, as well.

Video link: https://youtu.be/FqaI4C4V7n8

1. Log in to your Classroom Page (see How to Log In to Your Course for instructions)

2. Click on the down arrow at top right (beside your name/the empty profile picture box)

3. In the pop-up box, click on Profile.

4. In the User details box, click on Edit Profile.

5. Scroll down to the Description box. Type an introduction. Tell your classmates something about yourself.

6. We recommend you post a profile picture. Scroll down below Description box to the User picture section. Click on grey box beside “New picture.”

7. The File Picker box will pop up. Click on Upload a file (top left).

8. Click on the Choose file button.

9. Choose a picture from your computer. Square images work best. Select the image you want, and click to “Open” (bottom right).

10. On the next screen, you’ll see the name of your file beside the Choose file button. Scroll down and click Upload this file.

11. Once your picture is uploaded you have the option to give it a description.

12. Lastly, you must click on Update Profile (at the bottom) in order to save your profile.

For help, email Learn@WilmetteInstitute.org

NOTES:

  • Your profile helps you, your fellow learners, and the faculty to get to know each other better.
  • If you don’t have available or don’t wish to use a photograph of yourself on your computer, you may upload a picture of a pet, a flower, or any image that you feel is representative of you.
  • If your image is not square, it will be cropped to a square, and the image might not be recognizable. We can help with that. Just email the image to Learn@WilmetteInstitute.org, along with your name and the name of your course. Our staff will adjust the image and uplaod it for you.
  • There are fields to add optional information such as skype numbers, websites, hobbies, and so on.

Most of the information on your profile page is optional. If you do not understand the options, or if they don’t apply to you (for example the address of a personal website, if you don’t have one), ignore them. You can also hide some of your personal information if you want.

Welcome to the Wilmette Institute’s online learning community!

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