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Canvas@Illinois, Separate First and Last Names in Gradebook

This guide shows how you can adjust your gradebook settings to view first and last names in separate columns.

By default, the Canvas gradebook will display a single Student Name column that includes both the first and last names of your students. However, you may prefer to separate the names so you can have a First Name column and Last Name column. This can be done by adjusting the View Options of your gradebook:

  1. With the gradebook open, select the Settings (gear) icon in the top right of your screen to open the tray.
    Screenshot of gradebook with red arrow pointing to Settings icon in the top right
  2. Select the View Options tab.
  3. Check the box to enable the Split Student Names option.
  4. Select the Apply Settings button to close the tray.
    Screenshot of View Options tab with numbered arrows pointing to Split Student Names checkbox and Apply Settings button

Once updated, you'll see separate columns for Student Last Name and Student First Name like the screenshot below.

Screenshot of gradebook with red box and arrow pointing to the Student Last Name and Student First Name columns

Important Notes

  • This change will also be respected and displayed in exported gradebooks (CSVs).
  • If secondary information is displayed, it will only appear in the Last Name column.

For additional information, see the How do I view the Split Student Names column in the Gradebook guide in the Instructure Community.

Keywordscanvas, gradebook, separate, split, names, first name, last name,   Doc ID133644
OwnerRachel M.GroupUniversity of Illinois Technology Services
Created2023-12-18 15:02:31Updated2023-12-19 16:26:46
SitesUniversity of Illinois Technology Services
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