We are implementing Canvas this month and facing an issue with student display names. Apparently, they can be allowed to change all names or no names. Changing all names seems problematic, but there is a need to be able to change the display name and maybe the sort name, but leave a cross reference to the "official" name. Can an admin make this change? If department chairs were given the permissions to change names, there might be be fewer frivolous changes, but serious identity issues could be addressed.
I was encouraged to copy this question here from the idea suggestion thread https://community.canvaslms.com/ideas/1649 — I'm very interested in the feature to allow students to change their display name only (not all names), but also I'm also interested in work-arounds. Even if that idea gets enough votes, it won't become available immediately.