User pictures

Managing accounts


Viewing all user pictures

Updating user pictures

Users can update their picture by editing their profile via their user menu. (The site administrator can disable the ability for users to change their profile image in Site administration > Security > Site policies.)

A user's picture is normally displayed next to the their name. For example, next to content they have has posted in a forum, or in a participant list.

There is a default image that is used by the Moodle site. The site administrator can change the default picture for the site by replacing the F1 and F2 images in the theme folder /theme/themename/pix_core/u/ or in the core folder /pix/u/. Remember to refresh your browser [Ctrl + F5] to see any picture changes!

Tip: If you want the default picture to be blank, then replace it with a 1px x 1px transparent spacer image with the same filename. It can be either a '.png' or '.gif' file extension.

Uploading user pictures in bulk

An administrator can upload a zip file containing user images in Site administration > Users > Accounts > Upload user pictures.


An administrator can enable the use of gravatars in Site administration > Users > Permissions > User policies. If a user has not uploaded a user picture, Moodle will check whether the user's email address has an associated gravatar and if so, will use the gravatar as the user's picture.

See also Gravatar default image URLs in Roles settings

See also