First Name by Default

I got a call yesterday asking how the default display name in blogs could be set for elementary students to their first name only. I could not make this change for just K-5 students but I thought is was a good idea so I made this change for all new accounts.

Now I am predicting new questions:

  • How do I display more than just my first name on my blogs?
  • How does an elementary student with an existing account display only their first name?

Answer:

  1. Log into the dashboard of one of your blogs
  2. Click on your name in the upper-right corner
  3. In Display name publicly as select your choice

Options:

  • username
  • First
  • Last
  • First Last
  • Last First
  • nickname – this can be set to anything you want in the field directly above

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