How do I add my personal pronouns to Canvas and/or Zoom?
To display your personal pronouns in Canvas and Zoom, simply follow these instructions:
- Canvas: How to select personal pronouns in a user account as a student
- Zoom: How to add and share pronouns
Why are personal pronouns important? Referring to people by the pronouns they determine for themselves is basic to human dignity. Using a person’s correct pronouns and proactively sharing yours are two ways to show respect and promote an inclusive environment.
Learn more about personal pronouns and gender identity:
- What are Personal Pronouns and Why Do They Matter? from MyPronouns.org
- A Guide to Gender Identity Terms from NPR
- Inclusive Environments and Pronouns presentation (log in with your JMU credentials to view or save the PowerPoint file) from the Libraries’ Online Learning team
- LGBTQ+ Inclusion Guide for Faculty and Staff from JMU’s SOGIE
- JMU and Community LGBTQIPA Resources from JMU’s Safe Zone