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Preferred name

Question asked by mdepew on Nov 28, 2017
Latest reply on Dec 20, 2017 by mdepew

I am fairly new to the Blackboard system so if this question has been answered in a previous post please bear with me as I was unable to find it.

 

We are currently allowing students to submit a preferred first name via our registration office. How would I get this preferred name mapped to the first name in Blackboard Learn from our SIS?

 

Essentially if they have a preferred name in SIS then use that, if not, then use the legal name. I am aware this would take a custom script but how do I map the preferred name in SIS to let's say 'othername' in Learn and then do a comparison with a custom script?

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