As part of the University’s Chosen Name Initiative, effective September 1, 2022, Canvas will designate the chosen name to be utilized in the course of university business in lieu of their legal name.
A chosen or preferred name is a first name by which a person wishes to be known by in the university community that differs from their legal first name. A chosen name may or may not be associated with a gender transition.
Once a chosen name has been set, it may take 24 to 48 hours for Canvas to update. Additional information about the changing the Chosen Name can be found on the Rutgers University Equity and Inclusion Website.
Important Note: Chosen Name will not update Canvas name fields if you have manually changed your Full Name, Display Name and Sortable Name in the Canvas settings.
Once a name field is edited by the user inside Canvas LMS, it can only be updated again manually by the user or an administrator.