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Canvas - What are Profile and User Settings?

Profile and User Settings let you control your personal information in Canvas.

Note: Your institution may restrict one or more settings options.

When would I use my profile and user settings?

You can use your profile and user settings to:


  • View and edit your user settings, such as display name, language preference, and time zone
  • Change your default email address or add an additional email address for notifications
  • Add a text (SMS) contact method for notifications
  • View or add a profile picture
  • Set Notifications for your favorite communication channels
  • Upload personal Files
  • Create and manage ePortfolios of your course work
  • Manage new user features
  • Download your assignment submissions from current and previous courses



If your institution has enabled profiles, you can also edit your profile information.


Note: Your institution may restrict one or more of these options.

For more information, please visit: 

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Canvas Student Guide

If you have any questions, come by the Help Desk at Hardman & Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center Room 105, call 646-1840, or email us at

Keywords:canvas profiles user settings   Doc ID:71318
Owner:John B.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2017-03-03 10:21 MSTUpdated:2017-03-03 10:21 MST
Sites:New Mexico State University
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