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Canvas - Changing Your Displayed Name or Email Address (UW-Madison)

Canvas, and many other systems on campus, uses your preferred name. This is set in MyUW.

The Preferred Name policy contains the standards followed for preferred names at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. All NetID holders may designate a preferred name, which is used by most university systems.

Using a preferred name is entirely optional. However, if you designate a preferred name in My UW, that is the name will appear in Canvas. If you don't designate a preferred name, your legal name will appear in Canvas.

To enter or change a preferred name, see Preferred Name - Service Description.

Canvas users are unable to change their display name from directly within Canvas. Instead, if you wish to change your display name, you'll need to access My UW and modify your personal information.

To change your preferred email address in Canvas, see: How do I change my default email address in my user account as a student or as an instructor? (Canvas Community)




Keywords:canvas name names preferred LMS learning management system first last classlist people legal nickname account display displayed my uw myuw policy email   Doc ID:66003
Owner:Learn@UW Madison .Group:Learn@UW-Madison
Created:2016-08-11 13:56 CDTUpdated:2020-07-09 14:40 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, DoIT Tech Store, Learn@UW-Madison, UW-Madison Canvas
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