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?


  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


  • 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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