Important: Note that your ability to view and edit information and settings in Fisdap depends on the permission settings assigned to your account. Additional restrictions may be set by your institution. For more information, contact your program director.


Edit account information

If you have certain administrative permissions you can edit an instructor's name, email address, email settings, and permissions.

  1. Go to the orange Account tab.
  2. Under the Instructor Accounts section, click on the Instructor Account information link.
  3. Select the instructor whose account you need to update and hit the Edit button.
    • From this screen, you can also click the Delete button to permanently delete an instructor's account.
  4. Update the instructor's information and be sure to save your changes.


Add a new instructor

  1. Go to the orange Account tab.
  2. Under the Instructor Accounts section, click the Create a new instructor account link.
  3. On the Add Instructor page, fill out the form to add the new instructor's information.
  4. Give the instructor all the necessary permissions. Click the orange question mark symbols   to read more about what each permission entails.
  5. Create a unique username and password for the instructor.
  6. Check the "Send email to instructor with his/her login information" box to automatically send the new user their login credentials. Please note that this step is not required. 
  7. Click the save button to save your changes. The new instructor account will instantly be added to your school and the new instructor can login with their new username and password.


Change your password

You can always change your own password. And with the permission to edit other instructors' accounts, you can change their passwords.

  1. Go to the orange Account tab.
  2. Under the Instructor Accounts section, click on the Instructor Password link.
  3. From the Instructor List, choose your own name or the instructor whose password you need to change.
  4. Enter the new password twice to ensure there are no typing errors.  
  5. Click the Submit button.


Add a Gravatar image

You can personalize your Fisdap account by adding a photo of yourself. Fisdap uses Gravatar to host these images. To set up your Gravatar image, you'll first need to set up a Gravatar account.

  1. Go to the orange Account tab.
  2. Under the Instructor Accounts section, click on the Instructor Account information link.
  3. If you are adding a Gravatar image for youself, be sure your name is the one selected. 
  4. Click Edit image link (see image at right) to open the Gravatar page. 
  5. Sign up by giving your email address and look for an email with instructions from Gravatar about setting up your account.
    • You'll need to create a Gravatar username. This does not have to be the same as your Fisdap username, but if that username is available, it may help you to remember it.
  6. Follow the prompts to add your photo, and once you've uploaded it, you can refresh the Fisdap account page to see your new image.