Canvas - Profile Pictures

Last Updated: 02/07/2020

In Canvas, your campus Buff OneCard photo appears as your profile picture. Although Canvas allows you to change your profile picture, please note that it will be replaced each morning with your Buff OneCard photo.

The standardized format of Buff OneCard photos makes it easy for instructors to recognize you in Canvas course rosters. These photos also help you get to know other students in your course, and vice versa.

Buff OneCard photos are not uploaded for instructors or TAs.

This page answers some frequently asked questions about profile pictures in Canvas.

I changed my profile picture in Canvas, but the next morning it changed back. Why?

How do I set my Canvas profile picture as a TA or instructor?

Why aren’t Buff OneCard photos uploaded for instructors or TAs?

Who can see my profile picture in Canvas?

What if I don’t want others to see my picture in Canvas?

How do I get a Buff OneCard so my photo appears in Canvas?

Why isn’t my or my student's Buff OneCard photo appearing in Canvas?