Can I change my name as it appears on Blackboard?

How to respond to students who ask "Can I change my name as it appears on Blackboard?"

Yes, it is possible for students to change their preferred name under certain conditions. More information may be found at  How do I update my information in the UIC Directory? .

This articles covers such things as:


  • Gender inclusion name change
  • Update information in UIC directory
  • Policies concerning preferred first name


This change will take place in the Banner system first, and later will be copied to Blackboard. It is also possible to suggest a name pronunciation to your course instructor and they can track it in the Course Photo Roster or manually.


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