Student user names appear as something other than their names. How do I change that so it lists there actual names in the grade book ?
Hi Jim Schmidtke...
I think you're going to need to speak with your school's local Canvas administrator about this. The vast majority of users here in the Canvas Community don't have access to your school's Canvas environment or your course in question. I'm not sure how your school is handling enrollments and the rules/logic they are using when sending user data into Canvas. I would recommend talking with someone at your school to see if this is just a one-off with your particular course or if usernames displayed in courses is for all courses at your school. I would think that displaying the actual student name would be easier for all involved, but that's a decision for your school's Canvas admins. Good luck!
Hello Jim Schmidtke Welcome to the Canvas Community. Thanks for posting your question. I have a question for you... when you click on the "People" page of your course to see your course roster, do you see the full names of your students there? I'm pretty sure that if you see the full student names in the "People" page, you should also see the full student names on your "Grades" page, too. (Though I've been known to be wrong before...so if someone else has information that contradicts what I've stated, I'm happy to retract.)
No I do not see their full name, where their full name should be, it just has their user ID. That is what I would like to change.
If I click on their account, the full name appears but not on the People page roster. So that when I am trying to assign individuals to groups or assignments, I just see the user id which in some cases has no relationship to their name which makes that process more difficult.
Chris Hofer has given you great advice, in that you need to talk with your school's Canvas Admin. What you are seeing is a function of how student users are created in Canvas and added to courses, typically through an integration with your student management system (SMS).
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