The first and last name displayed in your Canvas profile is stored in the preferred name field within the Workday HR system. Once your preferred name is updated in the Workday HR system it will then update to Peoplesoft / SURF and update to Canvas during the next scheduled data transfer.
To update your first or last name for your Canvas profile:
Note: If you update your preferred name in the Worday HR system for Canvas it will also update your instructor name on the SURF class schedule.
Please be advised that your permanent HR and payroll record will reflect your legal name unless you legally change your name and notify HR.
The first and last name displayed in your Canvas profile is stored in the preferred name field within the Peoplesoft / SURF registration system. Once your preferred name is updated in Peoplesoft / SURF it will update in Canvas during the next scheduled SURF data transfer.
Setting your Personal Pronouns in Canvas can help classmates, faculty, and people in the MiraCosta community learn to address each other the way each person would like to be addressed. That information will be available to instructors, students, and anyone who has access to Canvas courses, to enable inclusive and respectful conversation.
Available Pronoun Options at MiraCosta College
Use my name
Ze (or Zie) / Zir (or Hir)
Submit a Request for Another Option
If you use pronouns that are not currently listed as options, please fill out the Pronoun Addition form and return it according to the instructions on the form.