allows you to customize your profile by uploading a profile picture; setting
your name, language, and time; and specifying how you wish to be contacted.
Accessing your profile
- Select the Settings
link or click on your name in top right-hand corner of the page to
navigate to your profile.
- To add or change
your profile picture, select your current picture next to your name. If
you don't have a picture, the box will be empty.
- Pick from profile
pictures you've used in the past or upload a new profile picture. After
selecting your picture, click on Select Image to set it as your
Editing Your Profile
- Click on Edit
Settings on the right sidebar to edit your full name, display name,
time zone, and language setting.
- Note that your
'Full Name' is used by instructors when grading your assignments and your
'Display Name' is used when posting in discussions with fellow students.
While Brown sets your time zone automatically, if you are traveling or
away from school, change the time zone to accurately display due dates and
- Click on Update
Profile when you are finished.
Adding Contact Information
You can add additional contact information through your profile.
- Select Add
Email Address to enter a new email address through which Canvas can
- Select Add
Contact Method under Other Contacts to add your mobile phone
- Enter your
10-digit phone number and cellular carrier in the popup box.
- You should
receive a text with a confirmation code. Enter this code into the Confirm
SMS box or select Re-send Confirmation if you did not receive
- You can remove
your registered cell number by clicking on the trash icon next to your
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