Set Up Personal Settings

To customize your Canvas account, click Settings on the sub-menu found in Account on the left side.

Settings page

On the Settings page you can update your name, add Web Services, and additional Ways to Contact you.

  • To edit your name, click the Edit Settings button on the right, make your changes, then click Update Settings to save your changes.


  • To register a web service, click the service below Other Services and follow the instructions. Each service has a description when you click on it. For more information on how to connect web services: How Do I Connect To Web Services Outside Of Canvas? (Student).

    • Registering web services make it easier for other students to contact you or to share in Canvas.

    • To add additional Ways to Contact you, click either Add Email Address or Add Contact Method to add an email or text message number.
    • By adding additional email addresses or text message numbers, you can have Canvas send important notifications to you wherever you are.

    Profile page

    On the Profile page you can update your profile picture, which registered services are visible to others, your bio, and add links.

    Click Edit Profile on the right-hand side to get started.

    • Click the placeholder image to upload a new profile picture.

    • Edit your name or title.

      Note: Other students will only see the name you've chosen here, not your official name. Your instructor will be able to see the name you've chosen here and your official name.

    • Check which contact methods you'd like to be visible to others on you profile. 

    • Tell everyone a little about yourself by entering it into the Bio field.

    • Add links for others to see by entering the name of the link into Title and the URL into URL.

    Once you're done, click Save Profile at the bottom right.