Your FutureLearn profile is what other learners can see when you interact with them in a course. Your profile name and picture appear next to your comments, and other users can click on your name to see your profile page.
If you haven’t already, you should add some information to your FutureLearn profile. You could include the country or area you live in, your hobbies or interests, or why you’re taking courses on FutureLearn.
If you don’t upload a profile picture, a colourful icon is created from your initials (see the 'EL' icon below left for an example). However we recommend uploading a picture so that your profile feels more friendly.
By default, your FutureLearn profile can only be seen by other learners who are logged in. It isn’t public and it won’t be found by search engines, unless you un-tick the box on the Edit profile page.
What a profile looks like
|A profile that has not been completed||A profile that has been completed|
You can review your own profile by clicking on the icon at the top right of any page in a course and choosing 'your profile'.
What a profile picture next to a comment looks like
|Comment by a profile without a picture||Comment by a profile with a picture|
Choosing a profile picture
A profile picture will help to give your profile more personality and feel friendly. It's great if you use a picture of yourself, but if you aren't comfortable doing this, you don't have to. You might use a different picture that could represent you.
However, remember you must not upload copyrighted pictures or pretend to be someone else.
See also: Creating and updating your profile