Canvas Photo Change Request


As an added measure of student identity verification, and in accordance with state and federal security guidelines, Rider University requires all students to submit a photo of themselves for their Bronc ID.  These official ID photos will be connected to University systems such as Banner and Canvas.  All Rider University students are required to carry an official photo identification, and show it upon request of authorized personnel. Your photo identification may be displayed on either a physical ID card or the GET mobile application. This official ID photo will also be displayed in University systems such as Canvas.

Photo Requirements

Example of Acceptable ID PhotoPlease note, your photo must adhere to the following requirements:

  • A white smooth background - no other people or objects in photo.
  • Must be in color (black and white photos will not be accepted.)
  • Sufficient lighting with no shadows.
  • Must be a full front view of your head and shoulders only with face filling at least 80% of frame.
  • Cropped from just above the top of head to collarbone (you can easily crop the photo when submitting online)
  • Do not retouch or otherwise enhance or soften photo.
  • Look straight at the camera (no side profiles)
  • No hats or sunglasses.

This picture is for identification purposes. The picture must clearly identify you as a person.

Examples of Unacceptable Photos

Do not wear a hat
Do not wear a hat.

Cannot be side profile, must see both shoulders
Cannot have side profile.
Must have plain white background
Must have a plain white background.
Do not wear sunglasses
Do not wear sunglasses.

Identity Verification

Example of Acceptable Form of IDWhen submitting your photo, you will also need to provide a copy of a current identification.  Acceptable Forms of Identification:

  1. State-issued driver's license
  2. State-issued identification card
  3. US or foreign passport
  4. U.S. military identification card
  5. Resident alien card (green card)
  6. Previous school ID. 

Submitting your identity verification can be accomplished by either scanning the identification, or by taking a picture with your mobile device (i.e. phone or tablet) and uploading from there.

Steps to Submitting ID Photo

Step 1: Gather Required Materials

You will need a recent 2 in. by 2 in. photograph of yourself, commonly referred to as a “passport photo” as well as proof of identification.

The photo must clearly show your head and shoulders. You are the only one who can be in the photo—it cannot be a group photo.  Please see additional details for your photo requirement above.

Step 2: Login to myRider

Navigate and login to your myRider page.  Once you login using your RiderKEY credentials, click on the Student tab.


Article ID: 89867
Mon 10/21/19 2:24 PM
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