What happens when students change their preferred name in Canvas?

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Patricia Wade
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We support our students who request to have their Preferred Name used in Canvas. After the student completes the preferred name process, you will see them in your grade book, discussions, etc. using their Preferred Name. However, their name in your Instructor Briefcase will still show their “official” name for college records. 

In order to help you keep this information handy, we suggest that you add a Notes column in your Canvas gradebook where this information can be stored. Here are directions on how to add and use the Notes column.

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