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If you have designated a preferred name in UNCGenie, that name will now appear everywhere names are displayed in Canvas. This change makes Canvas consistent with the other services that use preferred names (e.g. Google, Box, WebEx).

The change will largely affect students with a preferred name designation. In the past, students’ names would display inconsistently in Canvas. Students’ legal names would display in the Gradebook and in the People area, but their preferred names displayed in Discussion, Conversations, etc. Starting today, the preferred name will display everywhere users’ names are visible.

For information about setting a preferred name, see Account Name Changes.

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