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"Nicknames" in the new UI may be an Admin Nightmare

Question asked by Kimberly Ellis on Apr 4, 2016
Latest reply on Apr 4, 2016 by Erin Hallmark


As you know, in the new Canvas UI, students can give their Course Cards "nicknames".  This is great for the student, but as an Admin it could be a nightmare.  When I search as an Admin to see what enrollments are listed for a student, the nicknames show up and the true course name is not there. (See attached image.)  I would prefer that Canvas let students change their "nicknames", but not reflect those "nicknames" on the Admin side.


Note: I asked my Canvas Project Manager about an Admin setting to turn this off, and there is not one for students.  There is an option to not allow instructors to change course names, however.  I understand that is a little different from the nicknames situation, though.