Changing Personal Settings

Changing Personal Settings

From your username on the minibar, you can make changes to your user profile, notifications, account settings, and log out.

  1. Profile & Profile Picture
  2. Notifications
  3. Account Settings
  4. Log Out


Profile & Profile Picture

To change personal settings in Brightspace Learning Environment

On the minibar, click your username.

Then click the desired setting:

*Note: Depending on your permissions and what tools are enabled, additional settings may appear.


Set your profile picture, contact information, social networks, education information, work information, and personal information.

*Note: All long text fields under Personal Info are limited to 4000 characters each.


Profile Pictures:

Select Change Picture

Select the source, where your photo is located.

Select Upload

Navigate to your chosen image and select it. Then click save and close.

  • The recommended size for profile pictures is 100 by 100 pixels. Uploading a differently sized image could result in loss of quality, stretching, or cropping.
  • The maximum file size allowed for profile pictures is 1 MB. If you attempt to upload a larger file size, it will fail to upload.
  • Accepted file formats for profile pictures are: JPGJPEGPNG, and GIF.
  • Your profile picture displays in all of your courses in areas such as Discussions and Classlist.
  • If you do not upload a profile picture, the navbar displays your initials in the user-profile badge. This displays in the Brightspace Learning Environment navbar and Activity Feed.



Notifications control how you receive notifications about activity in your courses. You can receive a periodic summary of activity, or receive individual notifications as things happen.

Specifically, you can:

  • download Brightspace Pulse to help you stay connected and on track with your courses.
  • set your contact methods (email address and mobile number).
  • set how often you want to receive an email summary of activity for each of your courses.

Under Instant Notifications, set individual notifications for activity in specific course components such as announcements, course updates, and when you are tagged in discussion posts and threads.

*Note: To receive content-related individual notifications, Brightspace recommends using the Brightspace Pulse mobile app or select the Email option for the individual notification type.


Account Settings

Here you can change settings for fonts; dialogs; Brightspace Editor; reading content; video; locale and languages; time zone; pseudo-localization; signing in; applications; discussions; email; and metadata.

*Note: If you are traveling outside of your original continent and / or time zone, update your continent and time zone settings to accurately reflect assignment and activity due dates.


Log Out

Click the "Log Out" option to log out of the Brightspace Learning Environment.


Article ID: 141712
Mon 9/12/22 3:11 PM
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