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How do I set a profile picture in the Student app on my Android device?

Find your school's Canvas URL

To find your school or institution's Canvas URL, begin typing the name of your school/institution. Results will appear after you type at least 3 characters. For best results be as specific as possible. If you can't find your school, try using any part of your school's name or searching for your school district or state. You may also need to search for the school using the acronym or full name, for example "USU" and "Utah State University".

How do I set a profile picture in the Student app on my Android device?

If your institution allows profile pictures, you can add a profile picture in the Student app.

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

Notes:

  • Changing your profile picture in the app will also change the profile picture in your browser version of Canvas.
  • If you cannot add a profile picture, your institution has restricted this feature.

Open User Menu

Open User Menu

In the Dashboard, tap the Menu icon.

Open Settings

Open Settings

Tap the Settings link.

Open Profile Settings

Open Profile Settings

Tap the Profile Settings link.

Edit Photo

Edit Photo

Tap the Edit Photo link.

Select Photo Option

Select Photo Option

To take a new photo, tap the Take photo option [1]. To select a photo from your gallery, tap the Choose photo from Gallery option [2].

Note: You may need to allow the app to take pictures, record video, and access photos, media, and files on your device.

Take Photo

Take Photo

To take a new photo, tap the Camera button.

Note: Depending on your device, Camera displays may vary.

Select Photo

Select Photo

To select a photo from your gallery, tap the image you want to use.

Adjust and Crop Photo

Adjust and Crop Photo

Pinch and drag to adjust the part of your image that will display in your profile picture [1]. To save your profile picture, tap the the Checkmark icon [2].

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