Canvas Tip of the Week (12 August 2019)

Add A Profile Picture To Your Canvas Account

The picture you select appears when you send messages.

Did you know you can add a picture to your Canvas profile?  The picture selected appears when you send messages and can help to create community among you and your students.  Students and faculty are encouraged to add photos to help personalize discussion boards as well as provide reference when sending and receiving e-mails.

To update your Canvas Profile:

1. Log into Canvas (
2. Select the Account link from the Global Navigation.
3. Select “Profile.”
4. Select the round image to the left of your name.
5. Select to “Upload a Picture.”
6. Select “choose a picture.”

Note: We recommend the use of business professional photos. Select your photo carefully and encourage students to do the same.

7. Select “Save.”

Learn more about adding a profile picture to your Canvas account here.

As a reminder, the Canvas team at the Touro College and University Systems level continues to offer webinars on various aspects of Canvas.  Webinars that are coming up this week include:

August 12, 2019, Monday
12:00pm – What is Universal Design for Learning? (to register click )

August 13, 2019, Tuesday
11:00am – Adding Content to Your Course (to register click )

August 14, 2019, Wednesday
11:00am – Making your Canvas Course Available and Communicating to Students (to register click )

August 15, 2019, Thursday
8:00am – Canvas General Training Sessions (to register click )

You can access the complete training schedule at

If you have questions, feel free to contact Jim O’Connor or myself.

As a reminder, you can access TUC and TUN specific resources at the Center for Innovative Learning and Teaching website at:

Be sure to check out a recording of last week’s webinar on “Adding and Editing Closed Captions to Kalutra Videos” and new Touro Canvas guides on “Using the Kaltura Capture Desktop Recorder” and “Adding Closed Captions to Kaltura Videos.”

Michael K. Barbour, Ph.D.