Creating Your Forum Profile

Stand out in the Forum and make connections with fellow members by creating a robust Community profile.

1. Go to your Account.

Tap the profile icon at the top-right of any page, then tap “Forum Preferences” in the subnavigation.

2. Edit your profile image.

Tap “Edit Image” on the profile icon next to your user name, then upload a new image file to display. Square images are recommended. Non-square images will be cropped. If you’re happy with your image preview in the pop-up, tap “Update avatar.” If you’re not happy with the crop, tap “Upload a new image” again to try a different image file.

3. Edit your name preferences.

Tap “Display Name” in the left navigation to manage how your name appears. You can choose whether to show or hide the name that’s associated with your Apple ID, and you can update your user name that displays in the Forum. Remember, user names can use letters, numbers, underscores, and dashes. Don’t include your first and last name, profanity, personal information, or more than four consecutive numbers (like 1234).

4. Edit your school preferences.

Tap “Your School” in the left navigation to manage your school information. You can add as much or as little information as you like, and choose what to show or hide when others view your profile.

5. Edit your professional preferences.

Tap “Professional” in the left navigation to add even more information about the work you do. The more information you include, the easier it will be for similar educators to find and follow you. You can also include a brief biography to tell other members about yourself and your areas of interest and expertise.

6. Edit your contact preferences.

Your Community account is linked to your Apple ID and that’s the email address where you’ll receive official messages and notifications from Apple. If you’d like to provide a different email address for Community members to contact you, you can enter it in the “Contact” section. You can also add links to your other online profiles, like Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube or Vimeo, or another professional website.

7. Edit additional Forum settings.

Tap “Settings” in the left navigation to change how you see and interact with certain content in the Forum. You can set how questions and comment threads appear, and you can also choose to show or hide how long you’ve been a Community member. To manage additional account settings, tap on “Manage your Learning Center profile.”


Tap “Save” to update each section before moving on to the next one, and tap “View your profile” anytime to see how your profile looks to other Community members.

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