Profile User

If you have a bio on an ASC website, you may have the option to login and edit the content on your page. To make edits, you’ll need your Web Content Owner to add the editing capability.

Logging In

Once you have access, you will be able to log in. Go to the bottom right of any page on the website and click on the white “LOGIN” link.

This should bring you to your user profile by default. Above your name, you should see a new View and Edit links.

Editing Your Profile

Choosing Edit will take you to the editor interface for your page. Here you have access to change quite a bit of information! You can update:

  • Name
  • Photo (If NOT using OPIC)
  • Bio
  • Professional Information
  • Contact Information


One large caveat I want to stress here is that we highly recommend using OPIC to manage your photo. This allows your image to be re-used across all University services and websites that link to OPIC services so that you do not have to keep re-uploading it every time. A good example might be a faculty member with a profile on both the Neuroscience Major and Neuroscience Graduate Studies Program websites. They would only need to update their photo on OPIC to have the change show across both sites.

Using OPIC

To use OPIC, visit that site, log in with your Ohio State name.# and password, and upload your image. As long as you have the Use OPIC box checked off in your website’s user profile, it will display that photo.

The "Use OPIC" box in Drupal

Using the Image Override

For users who prefer not to use OPIC, there is also an image override function located just above the Use OPIC box.

Image Override interface

To utilize this you’ll want to:

  • Uncheck the “Use OPIC” box
  • Have a 600×800 width by height image ready

Click Choose File to upload your image. Once it’s on the website, make sure to fill in only your full name into the Alternative Text field that appears. This helps screen reading software recognize that the image is you! Important for accessibility compliance.

You might also be noticing a white plus sign in the middle of your image. This is the focus point. Basically it determines where the crop happens on the main directory page. You’ll want to place this directly in the center of your face.

Example of an uploaded photo with correct focal point placement


Next up is our Bio area. Here you can put a short summary about yourself and what you do in the department. We encourage people to use this as a high-level overview of themselves, NOT as a personal website. For a complete experience creating a personal website, please utilize the free U.OSU web platform.

Many of the Bio functions are very similar to programs like Word. You have the ability to bold, italicize, bullet-point, align text, etc. However, there are a few very important considerations for accessibility to keep in mind. Please review the Basic Pages: Part 2 video from our Content Editor training. While focused on the Basic Page, the Bio field functions exactly like the Body field there.

It really is imperative you pay attention to the information in that video. Without it, you will not know how both accessibility and media work in the Bio field. With the former being especially important legally!

Professional Information

The Professional Information section houses multiple fields for you to enter items like Job title or education. Just make sure that when adding social media like Twitter, you use the full URL. Just using your @username will not link to your account.

Contact Information

Finally the Contact Information section houses such things as phone number and office information. The address field itself is what will generate a Google Map on your profile. Make sure to keep the room and building in it’s respective field and you’re good to go here!