This section provides you with a variety of resource links to guide you in personalizing your Canvas user profile under the Account menu inside Canvas. The four Canvas Account menu items addressed here are Profile, Notifications, Settings, and MyMedia.
Note: The Canvas Account menu is the location for accessing your Files, ePortfolio, and Shared Content – visit the Canvas Online Guides for more information on these topics.
Canvas profiles are a place where students can learn more about you. This is a good way to establish your online presence and serve as an information and connection point for students. Click on the following links for instructions on how to update your account Profile.
Canvas includes a set of default notification preferences which manage what notifications you can receive from your courses. However, you can change the default settings by setting your own notification preferences under the Account menu Notifications settings. These preferences only apply to you; they are not used to control how course updates are sent to other users.
Notifications are sent as one of four delivery types:
If you change a setting, the change is made immediately to your account. The Canvas Online Guides provide detailed directions for changing these settings on the How do I set my Canvas notification preferences as an instructor? page. To learn more about each notification, default settings, and notification triggers, view the Canvas Notifications PDF.
Please Note: There are two types of notifications settings in Canvas both managed in different locations – Account-level and Course-level settings. Account-level notifications apply to all courses and set under Account menu Notifications. Notifications for individual courses can be changed within each course and will override the Account-level notifications for that specific course. Learn more about managing notifications for a single course.
The Canvas Account menu Settings feature (those enabled by UW-System DLE services) allow you to make changes to your Canvas Account settings for things like your name, pronouns, secondary email, other methods of contact, and more. Additionally, Account menu Settings is where you can manage some Web Services associated with your Canvas account, and approved integrations in the UW-System Canvas DLE.
Canvas Online Guides include the follow – How do I change the settings in my user account as an instructor?
Kaltura MyMedia serves as a digital media management system where you can upload your existing media content, create new media recordings, add captioning to your videos, and share media content inside your courses.
UW-System DLE Knowledge Base guides: