How do I select personal pronouns in my user account as an instructor?

Document created by Canvas Doc Team Employee on Jan 18, 2020Last modified by Canvas Doc Team Employee on Feb 15, 2020
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If enabled by your institution, you can select personal pronouns to add to your user account. Personal pronouns display after your name in various areas in Canvas, including:

  • Assignment Creation Menu
  • Assignment Peer Review Page
  • Comment Fields
  • Course Sections List
  • Discussions
  • Inbox
  • People Page (Course and Groups)
  • SpeedGrader
  • Student Context Card
  • User Navigation Menu
  • User Profile Page
  • User Settings Page

Notes:

  • If you cannot view pronouns in your User Settings, your institution has not enabled this feature.
  • LTI tools, such as New Quizzes and Analytics, do not currently support displaying pronouns.

Open User Settings

Open User Settings

In Global Navigation, click the Account link [1], then click the Settings link [2].

Edit Settings

Edit Settings

Click the Edit Settings button.

Select Pronouns

Select Pronouns

In the Pronouns drop-down menu, select your preferred pronouns.

Notes:

  • If the Pronouns drop-down menu does not display in your User Settings, your institution has not enabled this feature.
  • Pronoun options are managed by your institution. You cannot add pronoun options.

Update Settings

Update Settings

Click the Update Settings button.

View Pronouns

  View Pronouns

You can view your selected pronouns in your User Settings [1]. Your preferred pronouns will also display after your name in areas throughout Canvas [2].

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