Canvas: Add a profile picture

Task: This article describes how to add a profile picture in your Canvas site.  Your image will appear in Canvas courses next to your name in the People area and in Discussion Posts


  1. Login to Canvas site
  2. Select the Account icon on the top left.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. In Settings, select the Silhouette to the left of your name.
  5. In this location you have to option to upload a photo or take a photo to add.
  6. Select Save.

See the Canvas guides for details steps on adding your photo. These instructions are the same for both instructors or students.

How to add a profile picture to Canvas


The user will know how to add a profile picture on the Canvas site. Their picture will appear near your name as well as in the course discussion area.


Need additional help?

Please use this link to the Technology Help Desk to locate your local campus contact information.  Use the “Submit a Question” for your campus to enter an online support request. 

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Applicable Institution(s):
Keene State College (KSC)
Plymouth State University (PSU)
University of New Hampshire (UNH)