In addition to the avatar that appears next to your posts on the Cisco Learning Network, you can now also upload a larger image of yourself. This image appears on our People pages, found by clicking the “Community” tab on the home page.


According to Wikipedia, "Avatars on Internet forums serve the purpose of representing users and their actions, personalizing their contributions to the forum, and may represent different parts of their persona, beliefs, interests or social status in the forum." Are you studious? Eager? Fun-loving? A seasoned professional?  When you pick an avatar, find one that represents your personality and reasons for being part of the Cisco Learning Network community. Your avatar can be a photo or it can be some other graphic that is meaningful to you.

Many of you who have already adopted the image upload feature have added a photo of yourself. We Community Managers love to put faces to names!

Want to add or change your image? Under "Your Stuff", click on "Profile". On the right sidebar, click "Edit profile", then scroll down to "Your Image".


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Click the "Browse" button to upload a picture from your hard drive. Supported file types are BMP, GIF, JPEG, JPG, PJPEG, PNG, and WBMP. Images look best when they are 320 pixels (give or take a few pixels) in width. Click "Save" to save your changes.

To change your avatar, which is the image that will display next to all of your posts, click on "Your Stuff"  and "Your Profile". In the right sidebar click "Change avatar".


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Choose one of the pre-loaded avatars or upload your own custom avatar. You can have up to five custom avatars at any one time.


What’s your avatar? How did you choose it? What does it say about you? Let us know in the comments.


Cisco Learning Network
Community Manager