I have a couple students that would like to be called by their middle name or their American name. How can I go into canvas and change their name on the "attendance" screen?
Hi NATALIE GALINDO...
I tested this in my own sandbox course. I have a "dummy" student account in my sandbox account, so as an Admin, I searched for this user and tried editing the "Display Name" field. After I saved those changes, I went back to my sandbox course and went to the "Attendance" button. Unfortunately, the "Display Name" doesn't appear to carry over into "Attendance". So, if you wanted to change a student name, I think you'd have to update the "Full Name" field instead (if you have Admin rights). I'm not sure if there would be any ramifications at your school of changing the "Full Name" field if student names are being sent over from your Student Information System, so you might want to check on that first. Sorry that it's not a lot of help, but at least I was able to rule out the "Display Name" field.
Thank you for your response. I just got off the phone with canvas help. I don't have admin rights to change my student's names. If my students want to be called something else they actually have to go into their settings and change their full name. Thanks!
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ok. That would be an option for your local Canvas admins to turn either on or off. There is an option in the Administrative Pages of Canvas (via their "Settings" screen) that states "Users can edit their name". We have this option unchecked at our Technical College.
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