Canvas Profile Pictures

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Profile Pictures in Canvas can be customized.  By default, the picture taken on your SPU Falcon card will be sent to the Banner Info System and then populated into Canvas.  There is also an online photo submission method available too,  this is particularly convenient for students who cannot come to campus.  There are privacy settings you can change in the Banner Info System to prevent this picture from being shared with other SPU's systems. Alternatively, in Canvas, you may upload a custom profile picture. 

Uploading a picture in Canvas will not change the picture used in other SPU systems.

Profile Pictures

  1. Click the Account →  Settings.

  2. Click the profile picture icon.

  3. You have three options:

    1. Upload a profile picture, click the Upload a Picture tab, then click the choose a picture link . You can also drag a picture from your desktop and drop it into the uploader.

    2. Take a Picture, click the Take a Picture tab, then click the Take Picture button.

      1. Note: Depending on your browser, you may need to allow Canvas to access your camera. The Take a Picture option is not supported when using Safari or Internet Explorer.

    3. From Gravatar, Click the From Gravatar tab and enter your Gravatar email address in the field provided. Click the Preview button to view your Gravatar. When you are finished, click the Save button.

      1. Please note that only G-rated Gravatar photos can be displayed as a Canvas profile picture. 

  4. Click the Save button.

Additional information for managing your profile picture in Canvas can be found in the online documentation provided by Instructure.