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Specify Your Personal Gender Pronouns in Canvas

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 09:00


Students, faculty, and staff now have the option to specify their personal gender pronouns directly within the University’s Learning Management System (Canvas).

Your pronouns display alongside your username on select pages within Canvas, including commonly used pages such as Inbox, Discussions, User Navigation Menu, User Profile, and User Settings.

Follow these steps to specify your pronouns in Canvas:

  1. Log in to Canvas.
  2. Click Account, then click Settings.
  3. Click Edit Settings on the right-hand side of the screen.
  4. Select your pronouns under the Pronoun drop-down menu.
  5. Click Update Settings.

Separately, you can also specify your preferred pronouns in NameCoach for those Canvas classes that use the “NameCoach Roster” page. NameCoach is an online tool that allows you to record and share the pronunciation of your name with others.

Visit Pitt Information Technology’s website to learn more about specifying your personal gender pronouns.