Website profiles

User profiles are a new feature in Release 2 of the website.   They provide a more public and customizable way for you to highlight  your presence at Emily Carr University as well as providing the ability to share your activities and interests with others.   

Profiles also allow you to create and upload work to attach to the profile.   In the future, other features and content types will be tied to your user profile.

Creating a profile

Profiles are mandatory for faculty and staff (created automatically) and optional for students.   Any student enrolled in a degree program or in the Continuing Studies Design Essentials program has the ability to create a profile.   If you have not yet accessed your profile (faculty / staff), or have not yet created one (students), you need to:

  • log in to the site using the log in link in the upper right corner of every page ().
  • agree to the terms of use for the site.  You must agree or you will not be allowed to log in.  
  • you will then be shown an account page from which you can access an existing profile (faculty/staff), or create a new profile (students).

Once a profile is created, you will automatically be listed in the site's People directory area.  For detailed information on official Emily Carr policy regarding website profiles and content on the website in general, please refer to Policy 9.8 "Web Content".

Click to view a sample profile

The list of fields on the profile editor are:

  • Biography
    A brief biographical statement (no longer than 150 words).   For more details about your educational background and work, use the Resume and Portfolio sections.  If copying and pasting content from Microsoft Word, use the “Paste from Word” button () which will clean up hidden styles used by Microsoft Office.
  • Profile image
    A JPEG, GIF or PNG image file not larger than 8MB in size.   Once uploaded, a cropping tool will be displayed to allow you to select a portion of the image to use as your user profile.   
  • Resume
    A PDF document no larger than 8MB in size showcasing your professional and/or educational background in detail.
  • Portfolio
    A PDF document no larger than 8MB in size.   You can use this to showcase all your creative accomplishments in detail.
  • Phone number (Faculty and staff only)
    Faculty and staff have the option to list their phone number and local extension (if applicable). 
  • Links and Networks
    Links are a list of URLs to sites of interest to you which you think would be of general interest to others.    Networks are a list of URLs to sites about you which are apart of your personal and/or professional network (e.g. your LinkedIn profile).
  • Courses (Students only)
    If you wish to show a list of some or all of the courses you have been enrolled in, you can select them for display from the list provided.     The courses you select from the list will be displayed on your profile page and linked to the corresponding course description page. 
  • Web activity
    This Web Activity section allows you to aggregate your activity updates from other sites you may be a member of (e.g. Twitter, Delicious). The Emily Carr site will regularly poll these other sites and bring in recent updates for display on your profile page under your "Web Activity" section. If your specific site is not listed (e.g. an external blog you maintain), you should be able to find an "RSS feed" for the site and enter that in the Feed Settings area. Please note: it may take up to 15 minutes for your activity to be displayed.
  • Interests
    A comma separated list of words or "tags" describing some of your interests. The site will use these terms to link to other related work/people that share these terms. 
  • Publishing Options (Students only)
    Your profile is public by default, but you can make it not public so that only you see your profile, and no one else.  You can use this option to temporarily disable your profile, or hide it until you are ready to display it publicly. 
  • Privacy Settings (Students only)
    For student and guest accounts, e-mail visibility is set to "Not visible" by default which will prevent your e-mail address from being displayed on your profile. You can change this setting to have it displayed to everyone, or only to those who are logged in to the site (other Emily Carr staff, faculty, and students).

Profile titles

The title area on a user profile is the one line area just below your name at the top of your profile.  This title area is automatically generated based on your program area of study (for students), or your job title (faculty/staff) and you do not have the ability to change this.   If you find that this descriptive title is incorrect (e.g. your job title it abbreviated horribly) or designation is wrong (you are listed as staff instead of faculty), you will need to contact the appropriate profile administrator to request a change.