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How do I add a profile picture in my user account as a student?

How do I add a profile picture in my user account as a student?

If your institution has enabled profile pictures, you can add and change profile pictures in your account. If you do not see a placeholder picture in your user settings, your institution has not enabled this feature.

There are three ways you can select a profile picture to use throughout Canvas:

  • Upload a Picture from your computer
  • Take a Picture using your computer's camera (not supported when using Safari or Internet Explorer)
  • Import from an existing Gravatar account

 

Tips for profile pictures:

  • Please choose an appropriate picture to represent yourself. Your institution has the right to remove pictures that are not appropriate for a classroom setting.
  • Images should be square in size to prevent your picture from being resized or distorted.
  • Files can be any type (.jpg, .png, .gif) or size as long as you have room in your personal files to store the file. Canvas recommends that your profile picture be as small as possible.
  • Your personal files quota is enforced when uploading a profile picture. If you do not have enough storage space in your personal files, you will not be able to upload your profile picture. Create more space by removing some files in your personal files.