Moodle: Edit User Picture

The Edit user picture feature in Moodle allows users to update or remove their user profile picture directly in Moodle.


As you consider editing your user picture, keep the following in mind:

  • The Moodle system attempts to retrieve your photo from the LSU Tiger Card system to create your Moodle user picture. To reprocess this transfer, use the Moodle: My Profile Picture Block to reset your Moodle user picture to your Tiger Card photo.
  • Changing your Moodle user picture will not change your Tiger Card photo (visit the TigerCard website to submit an updated TigerCard photo).
  • Your Moodle user picture is visible by your instructors and may be visible by your peers.
  • Your Moodle user picture may be used to verify your identity for proctoring services.
  • Your Moodle user picture will automatically be cropped to a square and resized to 100x100 pixels around its center.

Your Moodle User picture must:

  • be a current color photo with a solid light-colored background
  • be a headshot showing your full face directly looking at the camera with open eyes
  • be easily identifiable as you when compared to your legal identification (e.g., for testing purposes)

  Photos that do not adhere to the above criteria are subject to removal.

LSU Policy

Any photo found to be deceptive, fraudulent, or obscene is in violation of Policy Statement 121 Acceptable Use.  If you identify a user’s picture in violation with this policy, submit a report to the LSU Office of Student Advocacy and Accountability for review.

To edit your Moodle user picture:

  1. Log in to Moodle and access your Profile through the My Courses link at the top right of any Moodle page. Click on Edit profile under User details to edit your profile. For help, see Moodle: Profile and Preferences.
  2. Scroll down to the User picture section. Here you should see your current picture.
    1. To delete your picture, check the box Delete picture.
    2. To add a new picture, under New picture, use the file picker or drag and drop an image (in JPG or PNG format).

      User picture section with delete picture and file selection areas outlined.
  3. In the Picture description, enter your name as the alternative text for your picture.
  4. Click Update profile to save changes.
  5. Review your new profile picture.

Watch the following full process:

Full edit profile picture process

Support & Training

The Faculty Technology Center (FTC) provides Moodle support by email, by phone, or live through Zoom. For contact information, please see the article Faculty Technology Center: LSU Overview. To connect through Zoom and for further information on support services and training, see the LSU Online & Continuing Education Faculty Resources & Support page.

The FTC also provides just-in-time faculty training opportunities and recorded training sessions. Attending at least one training session for Moodle upgrades is highly recommended. For a comprehensive list of available workshops and recordings, please see the LSU Online & Continuing Education Technology Training page.



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