Hello! I have gender non-conforming and transgender students who would like to use their preferred names on Blackboard. Is there a way for either them or me, as the faculty member, to change it? Thanks.
Good day Laura,
You should let the student try the following, go to the global navigation menu
In some cases some universities or school may limit the privileges to make such changes, if this is the case you will need to contact your helpdesk or the blackboard administrators so they can make the changes accordingly to their policies.
It very much depends on the technical configuration of the system and your institutions policies. While technically possible, it is uncommon for the system administrator to leave open the permission for users to change attributes like names in Blackboard Learn - especially if the user accounts are provisioned via integration with your student information (SIS) or other administrative systems. Best bet is probably to check in with your system administrator to see if the name change can be done in Blackboard or if it needs to be done in the SIS.
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