Tags: Skills ACG

Your profile (opens in new tab) highlights your usage, accomplishments, and activity on Pluralsight Skills and A Cloud Guru. From your profile, see insights about your learning, set learning goals, connect social media profiles, add interests, upload industry certifications, and set an avatar. You can also see Skill IQ assessments you've taken, courses you're currently learning, and courses you've completed.

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To view your profile from the home page, click your name or avatar on the profile widget. To access your profile anytime, click your avatar in the top right corner and then click Profile from the dropdown menu.

Profile privacy

For many, learning on Skills or ACG can be a valuable community-building activity. At the same time, we understand the value of privacy. Use privacy controls to choose whether you want your profile to be a showcase for your achievements or a private record of your learning progress.

Note: If you’re on a team plan, your admin or team manager can view your learning activity and course history, even if your profile is private.

To set your privacy settings:

  1. Go to your profile (opens in new tab).
  2. Click Edit profile.
  3. Scroll down to the Profile privacy section.
  4. Choose Private or Public from the dropdown menu.
    1. If you choose to make your profile public, you can modify each section's visibility on your profile. Click the globe icon next to a section's name to make that section public, or click the padlock icon to make the section private.
  5. Click Save changes.

Tip: On your profile (opens in new tab), use the eye icon next to each section of your profile to make that section private or public. Click View as public to see how your profile appears to public viewers.

Looking for how to change your email notification settings? You can modify these on your Communication preferences page (opens in new tab). See Changing your communication preferences for more information.

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Add or update your avatar

To add an avatar to your profile:

  1. Go to your profile (opens in new tab).
  2. Click your current avatar.
    Click Edit profile and click Add image. If you already have a profile image, click Replace image.
  3. Drag and drop an image, or click Browse file to select a file on your computer.
  4. Crop the image to your liking and click Crop image.

You've successfully submitted your profile image. You'll begin seeing it on your profile page and in the top-right corner of Skills.

Note: If you get an error when trying to upload an image, the file could be too large, or blocked due to copyright or other restrictions. Try another image, or Contact Support (opens contact form) if you need help.

To delete your avatar:

  1. Go to your profile (opens in new tab).
  2. Click Edit profile.
  3. Click Delete image.
  4. On the dialog box that appears, click Delete image to confirm.

Note: Skills profile images were previously hosted on Gravatar. If you uploaded an image from Gravatar in the past, you won’t have the option to delete it on the Pluralsight app. You’ll need to log in to your Gravatar account (external site, opens in new tab) to remove it from your Pluralsight profile.

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Personalize your profile

  1. Add personal info. Click Edit profile to optionally add your job title, company name, location, personal website, and a short bio.

Tip: Edit your name from your Account settings (opens in new tab).

  1. Add social profiles. Click Edit profile to link accounts like Github and LinkedIn to your profile.
  2. View and edit authors you follow. If you’ve followed any course authors, see a link to a list of these authors at the top of your profile.

Tip: To follow an author, click their name on the course details page of one of their courses and click Follow. You receive an email notification when an author you follow publishes a new course, unless you turn off these emails in your communication preferences (opens in new tab).

  1. Share your profile. Click Share to share your profile to your favorite social media platform or copy a shareable link. If your profile is set to private, you’ll be prompted to make your profile public first. You can modify your profile’s privacy in more detail in your privacy settings.

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See your activity insights

Your profile provides insights into several different areas of your Skills learning activities, including:

  • View time: Displays view time for Skills video courses only. Any course progress on mobile or desktop apps will be added to your view time once you sync the app.
  • Learning streaks: Tracks consecutive days of learning activity.
  • Weekly goal: Monitors your weekly progress toward a learning goal.
  • Most viewed subjects: Highlights the subjects you've engaged with most.

You'll also find areas to display your badges, Skill IQ progress, interests, courses you're currently learning, industry certifications, and completed courses.

Tip: Reorder profile sections to showcase the profile information you’re most interested in seeing. Click the three bar icon next to a section’s name and drag the section to where you want it on your profile.

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Add interests

The Interests section of your profile displays any interests you've selected. Click Add interests to choose the areas you want to focus on during your Skills or ACG learning journey. This helps us recommend the content most relevant to your interests.

Rank these interests in order of priority and choose how proficient you are in each skill. While you may choose as many interests as you want, it's most effective to keep these limited to the two or three core interests most relevant to you. You can edit your interests at any time.

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Upload industry certifications

Your profile also includes a space for you to display certifications you’ve earned. See Adding industry certifications to your Skills profile to learn how.

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If you need help, please contact Pluralsight Support.