Add a field for Preferred Pronouns to the Profile Page

Idea created by Constance Fuller on Apr 26, 2016
    Open for Voting
    In addition to many institutions allowing for preferred names of students, staff and faculty, there is an upcoming need to address preferred pronouns.


    When addressing the preferred name options in the LMS, please allow for LMS users to indicate their preferred pronouns.









    For more information, see Google or Wikipedia's article on gender-specific and gender-neutral pronouns.


    Comments from Instructure

    August 2018 update from Christi Wruck 

    I'd like to share a proposed simple solution for this and get your take on it.

    A drop down to the Profile page with the following options:

    • Unspecified
    • He/Him/His
    • She/Her/Hers
    • They/Them/Theirs
    • Text Entry

    The Text Entry field would be tied to the setting for editing the name field on the Profile page and would only be available if that permission was set to allow editing.

    I would also anticipate that this field would be visible to anyone with the rights to see the Profile page.


    What do you all think of this proposal? (comment below)