Need a Way to Distinguish Between Users with Same Name in "Assign To"

Idea created by Ginan Acosta (UCF-CDL) on Jun 14, 2019
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    • Beck Hasti
    • Rob Ditto
    • Ginan Acosta (UCF-CDL)
    • Camille Schmuck
    • Ajit Kunjal
    • cms_hickss
    • Raj Singh (UCF-CDL)
    • Elisabeth Greenwood (UCF-CDL)

    This comes up on a regular basis in large courses here at UCF.

     

    There is a course with 2 students with the same name. One of the students needs to take an exam at a different time than other students so the instructor wants to use the "Assign To" option in the assignment settings.

     

    There is a student in the course with the same name and there is no way to differentiate between the 2 students. In the meantime, both students have been added to the "Assign To" field but only one of them should be there.

     

    We'd like to request that a unique identifier be used in these fields.

     

    These are related issues which would also be resolved if this was added:

     

    https://community.canvaslms.com/thread/23383-how-can-i-distinguish-between-two-students-with-the-same-name-in-the-speedgrader

     

    https://community.canvaslms.com/ideas/14185-students-with-identical-names-difficult-making-groups