How do I edit my Profile?

Canvas recently introduced a new page design called the New Canvas User Interface (UI). This lesson may include two images for specific steps to show the difference between the two designs. Unless otherwise indicated, the functionality and location of the components remain the same. The view available to you is determined by your institution.

Profiles allows you to update your name, preferred contact methods, and any personal links for your account.

If you want to view a video about personal settings, you can watch User Settings & Profile Picture (Video).

Note: If you do not see the Profiles tab in your user navigation menu, this feature has not been enabled for your institution. Profiles need to be enabled at the account level before they can be used at the course level. If you are an instructor, please contact your Canvas admin to enable this feature.

Open Profile

Open Profile

In the Help Corner, click your user name to open your profile.

Open Profile in New Canvas UI

Open Profile in New Canvas UI

If you are using the New Canvas User Interface (UI), in Global Navigation, click the Account link [1], then click the Profile link [2].

Edit Profile

Edit Profile

Click the Edit Profile button.

Edit Profile Picture

Edit Profile Picture

To upload a profile picture, click the profile picture icon. Learn more about how to upload a profile picture.

Note: Profile pictures are a separate permission from profiles. If you do not see a placeholder picture, your institution has not enabled this feature.

Edit Name and Title

Edit Name and Title

Type your name in the name field [1]. Type your title in the title field [2].

Edit Ways to Contact Me

Edit Ways to Contact Me

If you have connected to any web services, click the checkbox underneath the web service to indicate how you wish to be contacted via that service [1]. To add additional services, click the Manage Registered Services link.

The Discussion icon [2] automatically appears as a contact method for Admins so users can contact them through Canvas Conversations. It cannot be selected by any other uses.

Note: As created in your user profile, email addresses do not appear as a contact method and are only used for Canvas notifications. Canvas users should contact each other via Conversations.

Edit Bio

Edit Bio

Type your biography in the bio field. You can add hobbies and interesting facts about yourself.

Edit Links

To add personal links to your profile, such as personal websites, blogs, or portfolios, enter the title of the link in the title field [1]. Type the URL in the URL field [2]. Click the remove icon to delete the link [3]. Click the Add another link button to add another link [4].

Save Profile

Save Profile

Click the Save Profile button.

View Updated Profile

View Updated Profile

View the newly created profile.