Set a Preferred Firstname for Blackboard

Blackboard takes its account data from central University sources.

To set your preferred name follow these steps:

  1. Using your web browser, go to
  2. Select Sign in to manage your existing account.
  3. Enter the requested details.
  4. Select Your preferred name.
  5. Enter your preferred first name, and preferred last name (only PGR students and staff can set a preferred last name).
  6. Select Save
  7. Select Log out
  8. By the following morning your record will have been updated in Blackboard.