I would like to know how I can have my student's display names to show first and last name rather than just their first name?
The "Display Name" in Canvas does include both first and last names. See screen shot below.........
However, Canvas admins can permit users to revise their display names, and what you are seeing may be a result of this being permitted at your school.
Also, your school may have customized Canvas in dome way to reflect only the first name in the Display Name field.
Either way, I would suggest talking with the Canvas Admin/Support folks at your school. There can be some serious challenges associated with just a first name - like which of the four Linda's and three Scott's are you grading?
When I manually enroll my students they do show the first & last name. When students are auto enrolled by our computer system it only shows their first name. It might be something I will need my computer programmer to take a look at.
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