Pronouns Available on Canvas

Canvas has the ability to automatically add pronouns to your name. Here are step-by-step instructions to add pronouns to your own Canvas profile.

The options that are currently available for pronouns are:

  • None
  • She/Her
  • He/Him
  • They/Them
  • Ze/Hir
  • Please utilize my name only

Because we establish these pronoun sets for the entire Canvas platform, it would be helpful for us to know if these pronouns do not meet your needs. If that is the case, please email

As an example, here is what my name looks like in Canvas with pronouns:

 Jana Remy

If you’re interested in learning more about why some people like to state their pronouns as part of their identity, you may find this article from GLSEN, Pronouns: a Resource for Educators, to be helpful.