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Before Your Course Begins - Course Navigation - Student: Home

Before Your Course Begins

There are some key elements to update prior to your course starting:

  • Set your Time Zone
  • Update your pronouns
  • Update your Canvas Profile

Set Your Time Zone and Update Your Pronouns

Navigate to the Account Settings Area

To change your Time Zone and Pronouns, click Account in the Global Navigation Menu (left) and then click Settings.

Settings page

Set Your Time Zone

Walden University's default time zone is CST (Central Standard Time). Assignments are due at 10:59 pm CST on the date of the assignment deadline. In Canvas, you can update your time zone to the one that you are currently in by using the dropdown menu on this page. 

Update Your Pronouns

Walden University embraces inclusive teaching and learning practices. Part of this is students and faculty having the choice to indicate their pronouns. In Canvas, you can set your pronouns by using the dropdown menu on this page.

Update Your Canvas Profile

Updating your Profile and adding a picture helps to build connections in a virtual world. Your picture will be displayed next to your discussion posts and other interactions in the classroom.

To edit your profile, click Account on the Global Navigation Menu, then click Profile.

Update Account Profile area

Edit your information as needed.

  1. Edit Profile Picture: Hover over the blank avatar icon and a pencil icon will appear. Click this and follow the prompts to upload a profile picture.
  2. Edit Profile: Click the Edit Profile button to add a short biography to your Canvas profile.