KB User's Guide - Home Tab - My Profile

The My Profile screen allows you to change personal information in your user profile. From this page, you can also adjust how you interact with the KB by adjusting your default KB group, default tab and the editor mode selection that best suits your needs.

Use the links below to jump to a description of a particular section of the My Profile page.

Accessing Your Profile

You can access your profile page in the KB Admin Tools by going to the Home tab and selecting the My Profile link in the left navigation bar.

This will open the My Profile page, where you will be able to access your current default settings, account information, and preferences.

Example of the profile page for Bucky Badger using settings described below.

User Defaults

  • Current group - Displays the KB group you are currently in. This field is not editable.

  • Default group - Defaults to the KB group you in which you are initially set up in the KB System. You may select another KB group to which to default from the dropdown box, if you have the appropriate permissions.

  • Default tab - This selection defaults to the Home tab. You may select another tab to which to default from the dropdown box, with the appropriate permissions.

  • Doc tab default - This selection defaults to in Review docs. Your options are: New Doc, Active docs, In Review docs, In Progress docs, Expired docs, Expiring docs and Aging docs.

Account Information

  • UserID -  is made up of your NetID/username and domain name suffix. This field is not editable.

  • Add/change/remove profile photo link - Upload a photo of yourself so colleagues can match a face with a name. This document will provide more details on when and where this image will be displayed, KB User's Guide - Home Tab - Upload Profile Photo

  • First name - Your first name as you would like it displayed. This field is required.

  • Middle name - Your middle name as you would like it displayed. This field is optional.

  • Last name - Your last name as you would like it displayed (only shown to internal users). This field is optional.

  • Email - Enter the email address where you would like to receive KB notifications. This field is required.

  • Phone - Enter your phone number here. This field is optional.

  • Password - Set or reset your local password here. Please note that most users log in with their campus credentials, which means that this field is not used.


  • Form auto submit - This option defaults to yes. It may be disabled so those who use a screen reader when using the KB may have improved accessibility.

  • Subject areas - This space allows you to list your areas of expertise. This information can be viewed by other authors in the KB Admin Tools, and it is also searchable under the Users tab for anyone with access to that page in your group space.

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OwnerLeah S.GroupKB User's Guide
Created2008-11-17 19:00:00Updated2024-05-21 16:56:45
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