Updating Your First Name in Blackboard

Students who wish to use a name other than their legal name, can use the Preferred Name Change Online Application for their preferred name to appear on electronic course management systems (Sakai,  Blackboard, Canvas, etc.), Class Rosters, and Student ID Cards.

If the Preferred Name Change process is not available or needed, you can still change your first name in Blackboard on the Main tab in Blackboard, by first clicking on Personal Information from the Tools module at the top left.

Click on Edit Personal Information.

Enter your preferred name in the First Name field and click the red Submit button at theright.

A confirmation message will appear. You will need to logout and close your browser tab or window and then return to Blackboard to see the change.


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