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Sakai 21 - Profile: How do I set up my profile?


How do I set up my profile?

Your Profile is available in all of your sites throughout the system. It contains information about you, such as your photo, contact information, social networking information, and privacy settings. All Profile fields are optional.

Go to Profile.

Select the Profile tool from the Tool Menu in the Home area.

Changing Your Picture

To change your profile picture, follow the steps in the article, How do I edit my profile picture?

Editing Your Information

Note: Your information entered in each profile section (e.g., Basic Information, Contact Information, etc.) can be hidden or shown to other users (through the Roster, Discussions, or Chat Room tools) based on your profile privacy settings. However, the Pronouns & Name Pronunciation profile settings are displayed to others exclusively through the Roster tool.

Mouse over the right side each information section near the horizontal line to display the edit option.

Click on the Edit link to modify or add your information.

Basic Information

Enter a brief personal statement under Basic Information so that other system users can get to know a little bit about you, and then click Save changes.

The Rich Text Editor is available to you here in case you would like to format your text.

Note: Remember that all fields are optional. You may also choose to show/hide some information in your Privacy settings.

Pronouns & Name Pronunciation

If set, the Pronouns & Name Pronunciation profile settings are displayed to others exclusively through the Roster tool.


The Pronouns field in the Sakai Profile tool is inherited from your personal information set in Banner. Details for how to set your pronouns are in the article, How do I set my personal pronouns for my PLU account? Note that changes to your pronouns in Banner will not be reflected in Sakai until the following day. If your Pronouns field is set to Not Listed, a Pronouns field will not display for your listing in the Roster tool.

Name Pronunciation

  1. Enter the phonetic pronunciation of your name (i.e. "how it sounds").
  2. Select the Record button to record the pronunciation of your name. Your browser may prompt you to confirm if you want a microphone to record audio; select the Allow option. Once clicked, recording begins and the Record button is immediately replaced with a Stop button. Select Stop when finished recording your name. An audio player beneath the Record/Stop button immediately plays back the recorded audio. Clicking Record will begin a new recording to replace the previous previous attempt. Click Save Changes when done.

Note: A maximum of 5 seconds of audio can be recorded for the Name Recording

Contact Information

Often the user's college email address is automatically populated in this area. If it is not, or if you prefer an alternate email address, you may enter it here.  

You may also choose to enter your phone and/or fax numbers if desired.

Be sure to click Save changes to save any changes.

Faculty/Staff Information.

If you are a faculty or staff member at your institution, the Faculty/Staff Information section is a place to display more information about you and your role at the institution. For example, faculty members might choose to include a professional biography here, as well as information about research interests, publications, or the classes that they teach. Click Save changes to save any changes.

Student Information

If you are a student at the institution, you may enter information about your degree or program tracks here. Click Save changes to save any changes.

Social Networking

You may also include links to your social media accounts or contact information on social networking sites. Click Save to save any changes.

Personal Information

You may also choose to share information about your favorite books, TV shows, movies, or quotes. Click Save changes to save any changes.

Keywords  sakai21 edit   Doc ID115870
OwnerSean H.GroupPacific Lutheran Univ
Created2022-01-12 17:08:43Updated2023-10-09 14:26:19
SitesPacific Lutheran University
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