Every learner and educator has a FutureLearn profile. If you are a course educator or other member of a course team, we recommend creating a profile as soon as possible after you start working on a course.
It is against our Code of Conduct to share accounts, and this applies in this case as well. Please ensure that every member of the course team has their own account and profile.
Editing your profile
Partner Support and Organisation Admins cannot set up a profile on your behalf - you will need to do this yourself.
- You can find advice on creating and updating a profile here. Include a photograph and two-sentence bio.
- It is against FutureLearn's Code of Conduct to include your contact details in your profile. You may choose to include links to your social media accounts or institutional profile, but you do so at your own risk.
- The image should be a head and shoulders image of you.
- Select if you wish for your profile to be public, semi-private or private.
- Once saved, your image will appear in the top right hand corner when you are logged into FutureLearn. Click on your image square to manage all aspects of your FutureLearn account.
- You can choose to receive notifications when a learner follows you or interacts with your comments - however, this is optional.
What learners see
If a team member is assigned as providing feedback within a quiz or test their profile image will appear next to their name.
How learners interact with a profile
Learners can click on a course team member's profile on a Course Description Page (CDP), or on their name in the comments, to see it as a separate page. They can only see as much information as the user has chosen to share on FutureLearn.
If the educator plans to be active in the comments, you might include their profile in a course step or recommend that learners follow them. We advise against doing this on courses with limited or no facilitation.
Terminology on this page that you aren’t familiar with? Check out our glossary.