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Question about Full Profiles

Question asked by Susan Nugent Expert on Nov 2, 2015
Latest reply on Nov 3, 2015 by Canvas Admin

We have not enabled the full profile as explained in this guide.

How do I edit my profile in my user account?


I tested this about two years ago and found that students could change/edit their name in all three fields. This was deemed unacceptable since this would also change students' names in the gradebook. We feared this would cause confusion for faculty. I created a feature idea about this subject but it got archived.

On Profile Allow Students to Change Display Name Only


I would love to enable the full profile and need some evidence this would not be an issue.  So my questions are:


  • Has your institution enabled the full profile?
  • If so, have any students put crazy information in these fields?
  • Has this caused any confusion for faculty?


Thanks so much.