Moodle will automatically import ID photos for all users, but you can change your Moodle profile photo if desired. If you remove your profile picture and don't add a new one, your ID photo will come back in the next day.

Here's how to change your Moodle profile picture:

  1. Click the User menu in the upper right (where you see your picture) and select Profile.
  2. In the User Details area, click Edit profile.
  3. Scroll down to the User picture section.
  4. To delete the existing picture, click the box next to Delete.
  5. Drag and drop the new image file to the files block in the New picture section or click on the icon in the upper left of the New picture section to bring up the File picker. 
  6. Back in the Edit profile page, scroll down the bottom of the page and click on the button Update profile.


Upload File for an Assignment

The simplest assignment requires the upload of a single file. The assignment will appear in your Moodle course as [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"274353","attributes":{"alt":"Assignment image","class":"media-image","desc":"Assignment image","height":"19","media-element":"1","nid":"499850","title":"","width":"116"}}]] with the text varying according to the assignment.

  1. Click on the link for the assignment.
  2. Click Add Submission.
  3. Drag-and-drop your file into the upload box, or use the "Add file" button to choose it.
    [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"full","fid":"477390","attributes":{"alt":"upload assignment","class":"image-original-click adaptive-image media-image","desc":"upload assignment","media-element":"1","mm_media_outlined":"1","style":"border: 1px solid black;","title":""}}]]
  4. Once that is done, click on Save changes to actually upload the file.
  5. Your assignment interface will now show the name of the file you uploaded and, if the instructor has set the assignment to allow it, the Upload a file button will have changed to Update this file which allows you to replace the file with a new one.


Remember that Assignments pass information between you and the instructor. Uploaded assignment files are not visible to other students.

Upload or change your profile photo

How to upload a photo to your Amherst website profile that will appear in Faculty & Staff listings, course rosters, and other locations on the website.

Upload files

How to upload files to the Amherst website, either for personal or academic use.