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Updating Canvas User Settings

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This article is for faculty who would like to update their Canvas user settings.

Select Account from the Global Navigation Menu on the far left side of your screen. Then choose Profile from the popout menu.

Image of Global Navigation Menu with Account Selected and Profile highlighted

Choose settings.

Image of Profile area and settings highlighted in sentence No registered services, you can add some on the settings page.

Your user settings page includes personal information including your profile picture, name, pronouns, language, and time zone.  web services, approved integrations, and feature options.  

Image of Example Teacher's profile settings: ful name, display name, sortable name, pronouns, language, and time zone

2. Add or Modify Your Profile Picture

To add or modify your profile picture, hover over your profile picture and select the edit pencil icon.

Image of profile picture circle with hovering mouse and edit pencil

You can upload a picture, take a picture using your computer's camera, or import an image from an existing Gravatar account. When you're finished, select Save.

Image of select profile picture window with options highlgihted and the save button highlighted

3. Edit User Settings

Edit user setting by selecting Edit Settings on the sidebar.

Image of ways to contanct field and the edit settings button highlighted

You can select personal pronouns to choose the pronouns that will display throughout Canvas, change the language in which Canvas appears, and change your time zone. Select Update Settings to save changes.

Image of Profile settings with the dropdown menus for pronouns, language, and time zone and the update settings button highlighted

4. Edit Feature Options

Scroll down  to view Feature Options. Feature Options control Canvas features related to accessibility, spreadsheet exports, and celebration animations.

Image of feature options and state including closed captions, keyboard short cuts, high contrast UI, and Microsoft Immersive Reader

To enable or disable a feature, select the State icon for the feature.

Image of feature options with auto show closed captions state menu currently disabled


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