SNAP: Change Your Preferred Name

***IMPORTANT NOTE: You can only change your preferred name once. Then it must be reset by a Moodle Administrator. 

Moodle users have the option to change their preferred first name. 

Students: Your preferred name will appear to your classmmates and instructors. However, instructors will still see your legal name in certain areas of the course (e.g., the gradebook). 

Faculty: If your preferred name is changed after your course(s) is already created, please contact the the Faculty Technology Center ( for assistance with changing your name in the title of your course. 


To Update Your Preferred Name:

1. Login to Moodle.

2. Click on the User preferences link within the Course Preferences block at he bottom of the Moodle Home page.

CPS block with links

Faculty view

Course preferences block with link

Student view

3. Enter your Preferred firstname in the filed provided and click the Save changes button.

preferred name view

4. Your new name will appear.

Note: If you would like to change your first name in Community Moodle, please email with details of your request. 

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