Learn@UW - Preferred Name (UW-Madison)

Your UW-Madison preferred name appears in Learn@UW tools.

  • To enter a preferred name for UW-Madison tools, see - Preferred Name - Service Description.
  • This name is set through the MyUW portal and imported by all Learn@UW tools (in addition to other UW-Madison services).
  • When you select a preferred name in MyUW, your preferred first name (as well as your legal last name) will be visible to students, TAs, and instructors on these sites:
    • Canvas
    • Third-party platforms integrated with Canvas:
      • Blackboard Collaborate
      • Kaltura
      • Piazza

For more information on preferred names, see Name and birthdate in UW records from the Office of the Registrar.