Allow institutions to populate profile pictures

Idea created by Kelsey Hollis Layos on Apr 10, 2018
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    • Megan Altman
    • Darren Ponman
    • Sarah Hawley
    • Amalia C Herrmann
    • Rob Ditto
    • Lars Vemund Soleroed
    • Kelsey Hollis Layos
    • Tim Maw

    Apologies if this has been submitted elsewhere; I've tried a variety of queries without locating a similar request, though I believe I've heard / seen this in discussion at some point.


    At UC Irvine, we have a data feed with official ID card photos that is used to populate student, staff, and faculty photos in the homegrown LMS we are retiring. TAs and instructors have the option to upload custom photos, which override their ID photos in those courses for which they have the TA or instructor affiliation. The photos are also subject to careful privacy protections so that they cannot be accessed by individuals who do not share a course affiliation.


    We have had requests to load campus ID photos to Canvas user profiles for parity with the legacy system's behavior, but it appears this is not currently possible. It would be valuable for us to have a way to go about this.


    PS: If others -have- found a way to put this in place, please reach out! I'd love to hear from you.