How do I set up my profile photo?

You can upload your own profile photo or use your official UVA ID photo as a profile photo.

Setting up a profile photo adds a personal element to online discussions and other activities. Your profile photo displays with your name in the UVACollab menu and in tools like Forums, where it appears with your posts. Instructors can also view profile photos as an alternative to official photos in the Roster tool.

Access to profile photos may be restricted in the privacy settings.

Video Guide

Step-by-Step Instructions

Go to Home.

When you first log into UVACollab, you are placed in your Home site.  If you are viewing another UVACollab site, select the Home tab in the favorites bar at the top of the screen, or in your My Sites list, to access it.

Go to Profile.

Select the Profile tool from the Tool Menu of your Home site.

Set a custom profile photo.

To set a custom image as your profile photo, hover over the image area and select Change to upload a new photo.

Select the new picture.

Select the Upload button to browse for and upload a new image.  After locating the desired image, select it and click the Open button or the Choose button, depending on your operating system.

Note: The image must be in a web-friendly format (such as .jpg, .gif or .png) and 2 MB or less in file size.

Upload the new picture.

The uploaded image will appear in the Change Profile Picture window.

  1. Use the buttons and sliders to edit the image as desired.
  2. Select Save.
Refresh the page and view the updated picture.

After saving the uploaded image, select the Close button and reload the page in the web browser to see the new profile picture.

Set your official UVA photo as your profile photo.

To set your official UVA ID photo as your profile photo, select the Preferences tab in the menu bar near the top of the page.

Select profile image settings.

Select Use the official institutional image as my profile image.

Save the changes.

Scroll to the bottom of the page and select the Save settings button to save the changes.

After saving, reload the page in the web browser to see the new profile picture.