Learn@UW - Preferred Name (UW-Madison)

Your UW-Madison preferred name appears in Learn@UW tools.

  • To enter a preferred name for UW-Madison tools, see - Student Center - Updating Your Legal Name, Birthdate or Gender
  • Your UW-Madison preferred name appears in Learn@UW tools.
  • Therefore, when you select a preferred name in MyUW, your preferred first name (as well as your legal last name) will be visible to students, TAs, and instructors on these sites:
    • Canvas
    • Third-Party platforms integrated with Canvas:
      • Kaltura Mediaspace
      • Piazza

For more information on preferred names, see Name and birthdate in UW records from the Office of the Registrar.