Every day I am learning new features and possibilities in Canvas.  One reason why it is a constant learning curve is that Canvas routinely rolls out updates, upgrades, and new features to better meet the needs of faculty and students.

An example of a recent addition to Canvas that I am pleased about, is the ability to automatically add pronouns to your name in Canvas.  Here are step-by-step instructions to add pronouns to your own Canvas profile.

The options that are currently available for pronouns are:

dropdown menu of pronoun choices

Image text shows: She/Her; He/Him; They/Them; Ze/Hir; Please utilize my name only

Because we establish these pronoun sets for the entire Canvas platform, it would be helpful for us to know if these pronouns do not meet your needs. If that is the case, please email canvas@chapman.edu.

As an example, here is what my name looks like in Canvas with pronouns:

Canvas profile showing headshot, names, and pronouns

Jana Remy (She/Her)

If you’re interested in learning more about why some people like to state their pronouns as part of their identity, you may find this article from GLSEN, Pronouns: a Resource for Educators, to be helpful.