How do I set up my profile?

The Profile tool contains basic user information, including the user's name and email address, as well as other optionally displayed information.  

In addition to basic user information such as name and email address, the Profile tool may include optional information such as users' photos, basic information, contact information, social networking information (e.g., Twitter integration), connections, notification preferences, status messages, and privacy settings.  All of these fields are optional.

Accessing the Profile tool

Accessing the Profile tool

To begin setting up the Profile, click Profile in your Home site.

Setting up the profile

Setting up the profile

To set up a profile and add profile information, mouse over the right side of each section of information (near the horizontal lines) to display the editing option and click the Edit link to add or modify your information.

Note: The Edit links will automatically take focus and display if you navigate the page using the Tab key on your keyboard.

Edit Basic Information

Edit Basic Information

The Basic Information section allows users to enter some general information about themselves, such as a nickname or a brief biography.

Enter any information that you wish, then click the Save changes button. Some basic formatting options are available in the menu bar immediately above the dialog box.

Note: Remember that all fields are optional. You may also choose to show/hide some information in your Privacy settings.

Edit Contact Information

Edit Contact Information

The Contact Information section allows users to enter information such as home, work, and mobile phone numbers.  The email address associated with your account in UVaCollab will be automatically populated in the "Email" field.

Enter any additional information that you wish, then click the Save changes button.

Edit Staff Information

Edit Staff Information

The Staff Information section allows faculty and staff to enter information about their titles, roles, and responsibilities.  

Enter any information that you wish, then click the Save changes button. Some basic formatting options are available in the menu bars immediately above the dialog boxes.

Edit Student Information

Edit Student Information

The Student Information section allows students to enter information about their degree programs and fields of study.  

Enter any information that you wish, then click the Save changes button.

Edit Social Networking

Edit Social Networking

The Social Networking section allows users to add links to sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn.  

Enter any information that you wish, then click the Save changes button.

Edit Personal Information

Edit Personal Information

The Personal Information section allows users to enter information about their favorite books, TV shows, movies, or quotes.   

Enter any information that you wish, then click the Save changes button.