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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-65791

Allow Students to Hide Surnames

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    • Type: New Feature
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Won't Fix
    • Affects Version/s: 3.6.3
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Privacy
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    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_36_STABLE

      Description

      Due to privacy concerns, we've had some students ask if their surnames could be hidden from other students. We feel it is the right thing to try our very best to accommodate these requests, so we have tried to do just that. Please see [my discussion, started on May 7, 2019|https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=386068], for all the details. Unfortunately, any current solution, such as the "small hack" mentioned in the config.php file, causes issues elsewhere.

      I believe the best solution would be if the students were allowed to decide for themselves if they want their surname showing, or not, so am suggesting this be added to the profile settings as "Hide surname from other students." Of course, this should not hide the surname from anyone with a higher role, such as Manager, Teacher, Admins.

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            • Assignee:
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              Reporter:
              bfriesen B. Friesen
              Participants:
              Component watchers:
              Andrew Nicols, Mathew May, Michael Hawkins, Shamim Rezaie, Simey Lameze
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