Use gravatar.com to add avatars to site

Avatars are used along with nicknames to identify users of the site. Students need to only set up a Gravatar once and it follows them around whenever they register with the same email address. Students may add multiple email addresses and avatars.

Avatars are cropped into a circle on the site, but should be uploaded as a rectangle.

Go to http://gravatar.com/ to sign up.

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{ August 29, 2013    4 Basics   
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One response to “Use gravatar.com to add avatars to site”

  1. John says:

    I’d suggest having students add the gravatars on the first day of class. If keeping a student’s identity private is important, avatars may be abstract or of a favorite object, and the nickname something that won’t appear in a Google search or be identified immediately with the student.