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Change my Full/Display/Sortable Name

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I want to change my Full/Display/Sortable Name. What should I do?

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Hi hknm9@mail.missouri.edu  and welcome to the Canvas community

If you click the Account link from the menu on the left and then go into the settings, you should see your display name, full name and sortable name. The display name is the name that other users see when you post discussions, inbox messages etc. The full name is what the teacher sees in the "official" areas of Canvas, for example when they grade your work. If you click the Edit Settings button on the right, you might be given the option to change one or more of these names. See this page for details: How do I change the settings in my user account as a student?

However, not all schools and colleges let students change their names in Canvas. If you don't see the option to change the names in your account settings, your local admins have set restrictions to stop users from doing this. In this case you would need to contact the Canvas technical support people at your school/college and ask them to update your name.

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Hi hknm9@mail.missouri.edu  and welcome to the Canvas community

If you click the Account link from the menu on the left and then go into the settings, you should see your display name, full name and sortable name. The display name is the name that other users see when you post discussions, inbox messages etc. The full name is what the teacher sees in the "official" areas of Canvas, for example when they grade your work. If you click the Edit Settings button on the right, you might be given the option to change one or more of these names. See this page for details: How do I change the settings in my user account as a student?

However, not all schools and colleges let students change their names in Canvas. If you don't see the option to change the names in your account settings, your local admins have set restrictions to stop users from doing this. In this case you would need to contact the Canvas technical support people at your school/college and ask them to update your name.

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