Lock Students Display Name and Picture

I am S4S teacher and admin.

Since we have been distance learning, some clever poppets have discovered how to change their display picture and name. 

I would like to able to LOCK this- so students can't change their names or pictures. 

I know some teachers' don't mind students being creative... but being that this is a school app and being seen by parents... and even for MY sanity of trying to figure out who "Princess Unicorn" is....I'd like to be able to keep it professional with their Proper names and School photos!

 

#grouchyteacher lol

46

Comments

17 comments
  • Yes.  Students changing their display name is a real problem as it changes the alphabetical order for the class making it more difficult to find their work.

    8
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Yes this is also a safety/wellbeing issue. Some students are changing their display names to highly inappropriate and offensive things. 

    9
    Comment actions Permalink
  • We're experiencing the same thing.  Teacher told the students that they cannot grade something if they don't know who it is if you change your name.  Will mark the work late.

    10
    Comment actions Permalink
  • This is definitely an issue for us.  Please address this.

    8
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Yes! Even younger students (second grade) are able to figure this out and change their display name/picture to something inappropriate. This is also an issue for support teachers and specials teachers to know who is who. If you can’t lock it at least have a way to approve a changed name or picture.

    9
    Comment actions Permalink
  • How is this not a school wide setting?.  We should be able to lock names, display names, and photos from the School Wide settings.

    9
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Hi! Has this been changed yet? I would love to be able to lock these!!

    7
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Not yet- please continue to vote and share this to other seesaw users. 

    Even send off your own help ticket requesting it. 

    We need to show Seesaw it is a priority. 

    Thank you

    7
    Comment actions Permalink
  • YES! I am so so glad that someone else is experiencing this, as well. I was so confused when my one student changed their name and profile icon to a bear. I had to go through my list to see who it was. Addressing this would make my life easier. 

    7
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Thanks everyone who has voted for this so far. 

    There are multiple posts in the forum for it, so please look up and vote for the others as well. 

     

    Also share a link to this and ask others to vote. 

    If students changing their name has cause any serious issues (bullying- safety- privacy/security) at all. Please send Seesaw a Help ticket with the details so they can see the seriousness of the situation. I have seen a few incidents on the Facebook forums. 

    Thanks- spread the word and the votes! 

    7
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Yes, this feature needs to be added. It makes record keeping and teacher posting much harder when students change their names. In addition, students can be inappropriate with their choice of icon picture.

    4
    Comment actions Permalink
  • As an instructional coach, I’ve gotten a lot of comments from teachers concerning students being able to change their own name. Just today a teacher found a student in her Seesaw class she didn’t know of. She was confused and thought she got a new student. We found out the girl (2nd grade) just changed her name. It is also difficult for us that students can do this because we’re in cohorts and the teachers used emojis to distinguish the two cohorts. Students are able to delete those emojis and completely change their names.

    3
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Need to lock 'change display name'

    3
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Its now been one year since I posted this and I'm really sad this hasn't been added as a S4S feature, especially with all the new updates for Admins going on. 

    As an admin and a teacher this is still the bane of my existence and makes things very hard to manage when we are still remote learning. 

    I do feel strongly that this is a safety issues- many students are fans of anime style profile pictures which are so inappropriate and the names changes can be extremely...'cheeky'.

    This is a priority for many teachers- but even if it starts as a paid feature. 

    I'm BEGGING!

    People who follow this thread, please continue to ask others to come here and vote and vote on similar threads. 

    0
    Comment actions Permalink
  • I have also contacted Seesaw (over a year ago) about this problem. I'm super disappointed they have not updated, changed this or listened.

    0
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Weird, I saw a post on another site from 2016 saying that this feature can be locked at the administrative level. Has anyone looked into this or asked Canvas help desk? 

    https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Canvas-Question-Forum/Change-Display-Name/td-p/86029

    0
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Hi Carrie, I think Canvas and Seesaw have different controls, even though they can link at some point. 

    I am at a school that does not use Canvas (Australia), so I set up my school via CSV files. 

    I'm not sure how Canvas links to Seesaw as we don't use it, but students simple go into their settings in Seesaw and change what they can access currently- which is their real first, last names, display names and pictures. 

    Its crazy, annoying and in some cases cause quite an issue. 

    1
    Comment actions Permalink

Please sign in to leave a comment.

Didn't find what you were looking for?

New post