Preferred Name in Canvas

We are happy to be able to support our students who request to have their Preferred Name used in Canvas and we will make that change for them. Once changed, you will see them in your grade book, discussions, etc. using this Preferred Name. However, their name in your Instructor Briefcase will still show their “official” name for college records. We will provide you both names plus their SID to help you keep track of the information.

In order to help you keep this information handy, we suggest that you add a Notes column in your Canvas gradebook where this information can be stored. Here are directions on how to add and use the Notes column.

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