Separate Permission "Users can edit their name" for Staff and Students

Idea created by Hildi Pardo on Aug 12, 2019
    Open for Voting
    • Kathryn Wheelock
    • Rob Ditto
    • amanda taintor
    • Kevin Scritchfield

    Hi!  We had to turn off in Admin "Users can edit their name" because we had too many situations where students were changing their names to silly things, and really messing up SpeedGrader and the Gradebook for teachers.


    The problem is that it's all or nothing -- you can't turn off the "Users can edit their name" setting for Students only. 

    Teachers may want to change their names to fit the class, such as world languages teacher to:  Sra. Pardo.


    It would be nice if a setting could be set turn this off for Students only, and not Staff.



    For background - other related Ideas:

    • With System Admin permissions, I am unable to simply go to "Edit User Details" and edit the teacher's title (on this screen, System Admin can only edit Name and Email ).   I have to go to Admin => Settings => Turn ON "Users can edit their name" => Update Settings => Go back to Admin => click People => Find the user => Act as User => Proceed => click on Users Account => Profile => Edit Profile => (edit the title)=> Save Profile => Stop acting as User.  Go back to Admin and turn the setting back Off and Update.  Vote for:  "Allow System Administrator to edit User's Title"