Student Pronouns in Canvas (Instructor Guide)

Students have the option to go to Axess to select their pronouns and their selection will show up in various areas in Canvas. If you do not see pronouns for certain students, it means they have not selected their pronouns.

In addition to where pronouns are visible to other students, instructors can see student pronouns in the following areas:

  • When creating Differentiated Assignment, Quiz, and Discussion items
    Assignments assign to field with a student and his pronoun present

  • Assignment Peer Review Page
    Peer Reviews with list of students with a student who has pronouns in view

  • Course Sections List
    Student enrollments with a student's pronoun visible

  • Quiz Results Page (Quiz Responses in SpeedGrader as well)
    A student's quiz result with their pronouns available

  • Student Context Card
    A Student's Context card with their pronouns available

Instructors will continue to see student pronouns in the Roster Photos tool. Here is an updated guide to pronouns for instructional staff. 

Please feel free to distribute the instructions for how to select pronouns in Axess.