How do I manage my profile settings in the Student app on my Android device?

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The profile page shows your user information in the app and also stores your user files. If you have permission from your institution, you may be able to manage some of your profile information, such as user name and profile picture.

The images in this lesson are shown for a phone display, but unless otherwise noted, tablet displays mirror the same steps.

Open User Menu

Open User Menu

In the Dashboard, tap the User Menu icon.

Open Settings

Open Profile

Tap the Settings icon.

Open Profile Settings

Tap the Profile Settings link.

Edit User Name

Edit User Name

If your institution allows you to edit your user name, change your user name by tapping the Edit user name link. This is the name that users see in the app.

Change User Name

Type your user name in the Edit user name field [1]. Then tap the OK link [2].

Edit Photo or Avatar

Manage Profile Pictures

If your institution allows profile pictures (avatars), you app will display the following additional options:

  • Edit your profile picture by taking a new photo, choosing an existing photo from your photo gallery, or setting a default image [1].
  • Create a panda avatar to use as a profile picture [3].
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