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Canvas: Adding Pronouns

This document will walk Canvas users how to display their pronouns in Canvas.

Canvas: Add Pronouns

You can now add your personal pronouns to be displayed along with your name in Canvas. These pronouns will appear in your profile, inbox, discussion posts, and the in the classlist. Below is the instructions on how to add your pronouns in Canvas.

Step 1: Click on your profile icon on the main Canvas navigation bar and select Settings from the list of links.

profile settings

Step 2: Click on the Edit Settings button on the right hand side of the Settings page.

edit settings button

Step 3: Click on the drop-down menu next to Pronouns and select the pronouns you want to display from the list.

choose pronoun display

Step 4: Click on the Update Settings button to save the settings.

update settings button
Your pronouns will now be displayed wherever your name is shown in Canvas. This includes your profile, the Canvas inbox, discussions, and course classlists.

pronoun display

pronoun display





If you run into issues while setting up your pronoun display, please contact Canvas Support by calling:
  • Students: 1 (855) 651-9700
  • Faculty/Staff: 1 (855) 652-0700
Or chat with Canvas Support online by clicking on the following link: Canvas Support Chat




Keywords:pronouns, canvas, profile, settings   Doc ID:97902
Owner:Hannah I.Group:UW Parkside
Created:2020-02-13 08:19 CSTUpdated:2020-02-13 15:00 CST
Sites:UW Parkside
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