Add profile pictures in My Dundee and Collaborate

What is it?

Communicating online does not have to be lonely. There are small things we can do that make a big impact – starting with a friendly face.

What does it do?

Uploading a profile picture is quick and easy and allows students the ability to see who they are communicating with and is a gentle reminder that we are all human beings and can give your students a little bit of an insight to your personality. We recommend that you keep your profile picture professional, but you can also make it fun – if it is appropriate.

  • Be the friendly face of your module
  • Let students know who you are and get to know your students
  • Encourage students to upload a profile picture if they are comfortable to do so
  • Brighten up your module and collaborate sessions

What should I know?

To change your profile picture in My Dundee

Step 1: Go to the user tab to see and edit your personal details

Here you’ll see a general icon over your name. Hover over this icon until the edit pencil appears then click on the edit pencil.

Step 2: Select the pencil icon above the user avatar 

Screenshot of a user with their avatar and username visible.

Note: If you are unsatisfied with the profile picture, you can click on the bin icon to delete the image and select the pencil icon again to reupload a different image.

To upload a profile picture in Collaborate

You will need to be in a Collaborate session to add a profile picture

Step 1: Open the Collaborate panel and click on the cog wheel icon to access the Settings tab

Step 2: If you hover over the icon next to your name, you will see a pencil icon appear. Click on this and the panel will change to allow you to upload a profile picture.

Screenshot of the profile picture page to upload a new picture.

Step 3: Here you have the option to upload any image or use the device camera to take a photo. You can drag and drop an existing photo into the Upload box or click on Capture photo from camera

Step 4: Once you have a photo (from your device or an uploaded image), you will be able to centre and crop the image. Once you are happy with this, click I Like It!

Screenshot of a generic avatar icon in Blackboard. There is a circle around the pencil icon in the top right corner of the avatar.

Step 3: Select upload new profile picture and search for your preferred image from your documents and click open

Screenshot of the profile settings with a circle around the option to 'Upload new profile picture'.

Step 5: Select save and remember you can choose to use this profile picture for every session. This will mean you will not have to re-upload your photo again for any of your Collaborate sessions unless you would like to change or remove the picture. 

Screenshot of the option to 'always use this profile picture' ticked, right above the buttons to cancel or save.
Updated on 08/03/2022

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