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How do I enable personal pronouns in an account?

You can enable personal pronouns in an account, add pronoun options, and customize how pronouns are displayed.

When pronouns are enabled, users can select their personal pronouns in their User Settings. These pronouns will display with their username in the following areas in Canvas:

  • Act as User Page
  • Assignment Creation Menu
  • Assignment Peer Review Page
  • Comment Fields
  • Course Sections List
  • Discussions
  • Inbox
  • People Pages (Account, Course, and Group)
  • Student Context Card
  • SpeedGrader
  • User Navigation Menu
  • User Profile
  • User Settings

Notes:

  • Sub-account admins cannot enable personal pronouns within a sub-account.
  • LTI tools, such as New Quizzes and Analytics, do not currently support displaying pronouns.
Open Account

Click the Admin link [1], then click the name of the account [2].

Open Settings

Open Settings

In Account Navigation, click the Settings link.

Enable Personal Pronouns

Enable Personal Pronouns

Personal pronouns are disabled by default. To enable personal pronouns, click the Enable Personal Pronouns checkbox.

View Pronoun Options

View Pronoun Options

By default, users in your account will be given three pronoun options: She/Her [1], He/Him [2], and They/Them [3]. To edit a pronoun option, remove the pronoun option and add the modified version.

To remove a pronoun option, click the Remove icon [4].

Add Pronoun Option

Add Pronoun Option

To add a new pronoun option, type the new pronoun option in the Available Pronouns field. Press the Return or Enter key on your keyboard to add the new pronoun option.

Update Settings

Update Settings

To save your personal pronoun options, click the Update Settings button.

User View

When pronouns are enabled, users can select their personal pronoun option in their User Settings [1]. Only pronouns enabled in Account Settings can be selected; users cannot manually add their own pronouns.

Their personal pronouns will display after their name in areas throughout Canvas [2].