Students with identical names -- difficult making groups.

Idea created by Gordon Cain on May 16, 2019
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    • Rob Ditto
    • Ginan Acosta (UCF-CDL)
    • Jeffrey Brady
    • cms_hickss
    I have just created groups for my 76 students, but have encountered three students who share their full name with another student in the subject. I have no way to tell if I am selecting my student or another.
    (I also have no control over how names are entered in our system.)
    Could Canvas consider adding a means to 'view student ID's' when selecting students for groups (and perhaps for Inbox as well!). With Asian students, at least, this is going to be a recurring problem.
    This is a real and live issue for us. Can you help?
    Cheers
    Gordon in Sydney