Individuals with roles in ELMS-Canvas (instructor, student, TA, designer, etc.) can manage elements that affect their appearance in all course spaces.
The Profile link in one’s account settings enables users to manage a profile picture, contact settings, and pronouns.
The Namecoach link at the Account level enables users to provide written and auditory name pronunciation. The Namecoach Roster link enabled in a course Navigation menu facilitates inclusive teaching practices by enabling instructors and students to additionally listen to and view the pronunciation of course member names. It should be noted that use of this feature is optional and should not be a requirement of course participation.
Students see only the Edit Profile link.
The selected pronoun will display in the user settings/user profile page, Conversation tool (Inbox), Discussions, People page, Groups People page and comments field for all ELMS-Canvas members; in addition the pronoun will also display in SpeedGrader, Assignment creation menu and peer review page for Instructors. To select a pronoun for yourself:
You can also provide a picture of yourself within the Profile area.
You can only maintain one picture in the Profile Picture bin at a time. If you upload or take a new picture of yourself, it will replace the original picture.
You can additionally edit your contact preferences and biography in the Profile area. Faculty can manage the title by which they wish to be known. It is recommended that you not use the Profiles area to change how your name will appear to others. See “Changing Name Settings in ELMS-Canvas” for details on requirements and recommended strategies for updating one’s name in ELMS-Canvas.
The Namecoach feature available via the Account menu icon enables users to provide a recording and phonetic representation of their name that will be available to any course in which the Namecoach Roster link is made visible on the course menu.
All members of an ELMS-Canvas course space can also contribute or revise pronunciation at the course level via the Namecoach Roster tool. The Namecoach Roster also enables members to hear the name pronunciation of other members of the course.
The Actions tools are visible only in Faculty View and can be used to request that students provide a name pronunciation. However, we strongly recommend that you send a personal message through the ELMS-Canvas message tool if you wish to encourage your students to record their names. This may lead to a higher response rate as opposed to using the built-in Action tool feature. The Action tool distributes a message from the Namecoach vendor; your name as the instructor is not included in the sender field of the message. As you know, an email that comes from an unknown person has a higher risk of being interpreted as a phishing attack and being ignored by your students.
“Student” View (Student, TA, Observer)