How do I change my default email address in Canvas?

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Shelly Scanlan
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Your default email address is used as your main contact method in Canvas and is added when creating your Canvas account. Email addresses are used to create Canvas notifications; they are not used as a contact method for other Canvas users.

If you add another email address as a contact method, you can change your default email address in Canvas.

  1. In Canvas, click Account, and then click Settings.
  2. On the upper right side of the screen you will see Ways to Contact. Underneath you will see the email addresses linked to your account. Your default email address has a star icon next it.
  3. To add a new email address, click +Email Address.
  4. To choose a new default email address, hover over the email address and a faint star icon will appear. Click the star icon.

More information can be found at How do I change my default email address in my user account as a student? in Canvas Guides.

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