How do I change my name?

Previously in Canvas, you could modify your name to change the spelling or modify your name to your preferred name. As of March 2017, Canvas is now showing "preferred name" based on the official Name Policy and Use of the university

Students

In order to change your name within Canvas, you will need to make the change following the policy reflected here: Name Policy and Use

Instructors

In order to change your name in Canvas, log into Workday and modify your personal information, including your preferred name.

Note: It can take up to 48 hours from when your preferred name request is complete for the changes to appear within Canvas.

 For more help, please contact canvas@yale.edu.