Profile

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In Canvas, each user has a Profile which includes contact and other information. Users can add a profile picture, maintain a portfolio, an alternative email address, and web services to enhance communication.

Editing Your Profile

Once in Canvas the Profile link is located at the top right of the screen.

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Once on the Profile screen you can do the following:

  • Add an Avatar image.
  • Add another e-mail address or a text messaging number where course notification are sent.
  • Change your display name, or time zone by clicking Edit Profile button on the right.
  • Register any of the following web services or social networks that you already have accounts for at the bottom:
  • Google Docs (online office suite for collaboration)
  • Skype (audio/video calling)
  • Facebook (personal profile/social networking)
  • LinkedIn (professional profile/social networking)
  • Twitter (microblogging/instant messaging/social networking
  • Delicious (online bookmarking and sharing)
  • Diigo (online bookmarking, annotating, and sharing)

Setting Notifications and Communication Preferences

Canvas allows users to receive course notifications through a variety of internet services such as email, SMS/text, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

To adjust how Canvas notifies you of new messages, discussions, assignments, etc:

  1. From the Profile page click Communication Preferences on the left.
  2. For each of different course notifications, choose a type of communication (e.g. email, Facebook, SMS)
  3. Then select how frequently you want to be notified (e.g. Daily)
  4. Click Save Preferences at the bottom

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More details are found on the Instructure Canvas Communication Preferences support page.

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