Creating, saving and uploading an avatar


How to change your Wikispaces avatar from external image 5464070645_b7b727c032_o.jpg to external image 3886960672_8c7f0d152f_t.jpg(for example)




Step 1

Learn to take a screen shot on your computer. On our school laptops, that means learn to use the utility program called the Snipping Tool.


(You will probably need to take a screen shot of your completed avatar to save it to your computer.)
In the computer's Start Menu, look for this icon external image windows-vista-snipping-tool.jpg

Here's a video about how to use the Snipping Tool:




Step 2

Create your avatar

  1. Click on this link.
  2. Choose the kind of avatar you want to create, and click on the link under its picture to go to its website.
  3. ALSO click on its name link in the side bar, to go to a page with instructions about how to make and save the avatar.

Make your avatar at the website you choose.
Save it as a jpg file to the Pictures file in your computer. Name it so that you'll recognize it later. Something like "Lego avatar".



Step 3

Upload your avatar to Wikispaces

Log in to Wikispaces. Click on "My Account" in the top right hand corner.
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A page like this will open:
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Click on the "Change" link next to the square picture. This page will open, telling you what to do.
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