How to Change Student User Settings and Add a Parent Email

Canvas has provided detailed information to manage your settings and add email addresses to your Canvas account. Please watch the video for a brief overview. 

https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10614-4212710341

Global Navigation Tool

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Depending on how your Canvas account was created, you may be able to make changes to your name, pronouns, default email, languagetime zone, and password.

      • Setting a chosen language will override any default language settings across your institution; however, any language set in a course will override your user language.
      • Your institution may take care of updating or changing your password by using the password associated with your login credentials for Canvas.
      • Users associated with a SIS ID cannot delete their own account.

Note: Some settings may not be available to you. If you are not able to edit your user settings, you will need to contact your institution to change this information.

Open User Settings

Open User Settings

In Global Navigation, click the Account link [1], then click the Settings link [2].

Edit Settings

Edit Settings

Click the Edit Settings button.

 

Change Settings

Change Settings

If enabled, edit the appropriate settings:

  • Full Name [1] is used for the Gradebook and Grades pages, Chat, People, and SIS imports.
  • Display Name [2] is how other users will see your name in Announcements, Conferences, Conversations, and Discussions.
  • Sortable Name [3] defaults to your last name, first name and appears in sorted lists so admins can search for it.
  • Pronouns [4] display after your name in various areas throughout Canvas.
  • Default Email [5] can be set when you have multiple Notification email addresses associated with your account.
  • Language [6] can be set to your native language and is the language you want to use in Canvas (does not apply if an instructor sets a specific language for a course).
  • Time Zone [7] can be set to where you are located and displays assignments in your local time.
  • Password [8] is the combination of characters you choose to use to log in to your Canvas account.

Note: Some settings may not be available to you. If you are not able to edit your user settings, you will need to contact your institution to change this information.

Update Settings

Update Settings

Click the Update Settings button.