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Please allow sorting of students by first name in gradebook, as they are displayed.

Please allow sorting of students by first name in gradebook, as they are displayed.

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Sorting students by first name in the gradebook would be an extremely useful feature. Thanks.

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ctitmus
Community Member
Status changed to: Open
 
jtroup
Community Member

Please, yes, I need this, too. Our previous LMS allowed sorting by first names and so a lot of files I have to deal with are sorted by first name only. Right now it's frustrating and a bit time-consuming trying to match up names in the Canvas gradebook with these external lists. Sorting by first name would allow me to just go down each list without jumping around all over the place, and would significantly reduce the potential for input error.

Womackak
New Member

Sorting by first name is absolutely needed!  Please make this a feature.  It's kind of silly that it isn't an option.

njrotella
New Member

Sorting alphabetically by first name should be a must.  This cant be that difficult to code and fix.  Lets work to make this better!

HungTrinh
New Member

Please, Please, Please, Please,Please, Please,Please, Please  SORTING BY First Name

jtroup
Community Member

Is there a better place to ask this question, as this thread appears to be going unanswered?

jtroup
Community Member

Hi @KristinL@ctitmus 

Posting here because the other thread doesn't seem to want to let me upload this reply.

I've already looked at both of these links. They do not currently address this concern.

This one shows how to Display First Name, Last Name, but does not show how to sort by First Name.
I've actually posted in this one. So far it has only been changed to Open for Conversation, (and several other Surveyors answered asking for the same thing), but the need has not been addressed here either. I get the impression this thread is unfortunately being ignored. Is there a better/more efficient route to use for customer support than posting on this site, where questions appear to go unanswered for months?

dpluister
New Member
RBurns13
New Member

Sorting by first name would be extremely helpful!!!

angela_hardy
New Member

How do we vote this up?  This is a simple feature that would save SO much time!

SierraTeach
New Member

Yes! This is a must have!  

katydid13
New Member

I want to sort by first name and also have it show on screen sorted alphabetical by first name.  I can sort by first name but on the screen it still shows last name first instead of first name then last name.  grade by first name and not last name so showing first name then last name in that order would be very helpful.  

macnevinl
New Member

I was able to display student names as first name, last name, but when I click on 'sort by name' it still sorts by the last name rather than the first.

This would be a very useful feature. At the start of the year, it's easier to find names in the gradebook when they're sorted by first name.  I also work frequently in OneNote which sorts by first name and have my SIS configured to sort by first name.

Thank you.

SaraFry
New Member

Please update canvas so teachers can sort the grade book & attendance by first name. I don't think of my students by last name - I prioritize learning as many first names as I can. Taking attendance usually helps me do that, but with it only sorting by last name on canvas, it's not helpful. Likewise, in the gradebook, going by first name would be so helpful. I can have it list first names first, but it still sorts ABC by last name. It's a real deterrent to good pedagogy and making it so I don't want to use canvas :(, which is new at my university this semester. 

ANDREASMITHCany
New Member

Is there a way to sort the students in the grade book by the first name?

That would be an amazing addition!

 

MicahWard
New Member

Bump.

Sometimes other programs only give student lists by first name with no other sorting option (code.org lists, khan academy lists, Microsoft Teams attendance lists, etc.). Canvas clearly has fields for first and last name, unlike some of these other websites that sometimes only have one field for student names. It would be SUPER easy for Canvas to add that feature.

jennifer_ahern
New Member

I also would like this option for the reasons listed above. Sometimes I am given data sorted by first name (that I am unable to sort). It would be nice if I could change up the gradebook while inputting that data, especially for my classes with many students.

DavidSchlater
Community Member

Display by first name is NOT the same as sort by first name - we have instructors asking for this. This is our first full semester with Canvas. In general EVERY column displayed in Canvas to either instructors or Admins should have an A-Z sort button at the top of it that can be clicked to sort and reverse sort on that field.....

DavidSchlater
Community Member

This is a start... now make that first name column sortable....

Settings:
"Allow gradebook users to view and export student first and last names in separate columns"

SharonCliff
New Member

Right now the Gradebook sort by name will sort students by surname -- but it would be MUCH more helpful to me to sort by first name. Can that be added as an option?