Students can change their preferred first name in Canvas by first changing it in BlazerNet. Your name is Canvas should then match your name listed in BlazerNet. Follow the directions below to request that their preferred first name be changed in BlazerNet

Change Preferred Name in BlazerNet

  1. Log into Blazernet using student ID and password.
  2. To the right of your One Card picture, your legal name is displayed. Up under your legal name, click the green hypertext link that says, “Preferred Name.”
  3. You will be redirected to a page that will allow you take update your preferred first name. Once you type in your preferred name, click “Update.” After one business day of processing, your name should be updated. Your preferred first name will appear on course rosters and final grades.
    • PLEASE NOTE: Your legal name will continue to appear for university business and legal affairs (e.g., academic records, transcripts, diplomas, financial aid and scholarship documents).
    • TO UPDATE YOUR LEGAL NAME you must provide One Stop Student Services with legal documentation (marriage certificate or court order, along with photo ID)
    • Any further questions about updating your preferred or legal name should be directed to One Stop Student Services.
If you have followed the steps above and your name in Canvas does not match your name in BlazerNet after the 24 hour processing time, please contact UAB eLearning.