Potential change to your name in Canvas and other services coming July 27

July 4, 2022 at 1:25 pm

We are simplifying and streamlining how learning technology systems at UBC determine what name to display for you. These changes will make it easier for you to ensure your name is displayed properly in systems like Canvas and Webwork and to make changes yourself if it’s not correct.

After the change on July 27, 2022, a small percentage of people’s names will be automatically updated. Here’s how you can check your preferred name ahead of time to make sure your name displays as you intend, or to adjust how your name is displayed:

Once you have made a change to one of the above systems, it may take a day for the name change to reach Canvas and other learning technology systems. If you have made a change and are not seeing it reflected by the next day—or if the name change is urgent—contact the LT Hub at LT.hub@ubc.ca. We know names are important and personal. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out and we can assist you in displaying your name the way you want.

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