Your default email address is used as your main contact method in Canvas and is added when creating your Canvas account. Email addresses are used to create Canvas notifications; they are not used as a contact method for other Canvas users.
If you add another email address as a contact method, you can change your default email address in Canvas.
Open User Settings
In Global Navigation, click the Account link , then click the Settings link .
View Email Addresses
In the Ways to Contact sidebar, under Email Addresses, you can tell what email address is your default by the star icon next to the email address.
Choose Default Email Address
To choose a new default email address, hover over the email address and a faint star icon will appear. Click the star icon.