How do I choose a profile picture in the Canvas Student app on my iOS device?

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If your institution allows profile pictures, you can add a profile picture on the mobile app.

The images in this lesson are shown for a phone display, but unless otherwise noted, tablet displays mirror the same steps.

Note: If you cannot add a profile picture, your institution has restricted this feature.

Open Profile

Open Profile

In the Dashboard, tap the Profile icon.

Open Profile Picture

Open Profile Picture

Tap the profile picture icon.

Choose Photo Type

Choose Photo Type

To take a new photo, tap the Take Photo link [1]. To choose a photo from your device, tap the Choose Photo link [2].

Note: Changing your profile picture in the app will also change the profile picture in your browser version of Canvas.

Take Photo

Take Photo

To take a photo, tap the Camera button.

Use Photo

Use Photo

If you want to re-take the photo, tap the Retake link [1]. Otherwise tap the Use Photo link [2].

Choose Photo

Choose Photo

To choose a photo, locate the photo on your device.

Move and Scale

Move and Scale

Move and scale your photo [1] so it fits within the picture parameters. Then tap the Choose link [2].

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