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Displaying preferred names



  • Greg Bird

    Hi Tanya.   Moodle has an alternate name field in the user profile.    Have you experimented with that?   I believe that if a user has an alternative name, then Moodle will use this instead.


    If you already hold the preferred name in your SMS, you might be able to map this to the alternative name field in Moodle, to automate the process.


    You might want to look to these threads:

    Moodle in English: Displaying Alternative Name instead of First Name

    Moodle in English: Custom User Display Names

  • Tanya Allan

    thanks Greg - yes I do believe there has been some exploration re mapping the alternative name field.  Will check out those links you provided.  

    Appreciate your reply.

    cheers Tanya


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