Profile and Notifications
Canvas can automatically send you important information, including grade, discussion, and activity updates, via email and social media accounts like Twitter and Facebook. You can adjust your Notification Preferences via the Settings link to fit your needs. This is highly recommended to ensure that you are kept up to date on everything happening in your courses!
It's also possible to add some more information to your profile such as an image or further contact details. This is a useful way to recognise fellow students and academic staff, however, is not mandatory.