How do I edit a student's full name, display name, and time zone in my course?
Canvas recently introduced a new page design called the New Canvas User Interface (UI). Depending on your Canvas view, your page design may vary from the images shown in this lesson. However, the functionality and location of the components remain the same.
If you have the correct permissions from your administrator, you can edit student's full name, display name, or time zone.
Note: For most Canvas users, only administrators will have this permission level. Check with your local institution if you cannot edit student information and believe that you should. Also, if you are using a Free-For-Teachers account, you will not be able to edit a student's full name, display name, and time zone.
You can edit the following:
- Full Name is used for grading, SIS imports, and other administrative items.
- Display Name is what other users see across Canvas such as in discussions, announcements, and conversations. The user can set his or her own display name if the setting is enabled.
- Sortable Name is the user's last name, first name default and it can be edited. This appears in sorted lists and admins can search for it.
- Time Zone can be set to where the user or institution is located.
Click the Update Details button  to update the user profile.
Note: The user can modify these details again at any time.