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Brightspace now has an optional feature you can enable to include common pronouns such as She/Her, He/Him, and They/Them. This article describes how to update your account settings to allow others to see your pronouns in your profile card. This feature is enabled for both students and Instructors.

  • Instructors can see pronouns that are set by their learners in the following areas of the system: in Quick Eval when grading a learners work, from class/user progress, and in the discussions tool.
  • Learners can see pronouns that are set by other students or their instructor in the discussions tool.


  1.  First, tap your name from the top of the Brightspace page and then select Account Settings.
    The Brightspace platform is shown with the user name selected from the top right. An arrow points to the expanded menu selection, Account Settings.
  2. Next, enable the Allow others to see my pronouns checkbox by tapping in the box.
  3. Then tap the radio button Use different pronouns
  4. Finally, type the appropriate pronoun in the open text area below and then tap Save and Close to apply your changes.
    The Account Settings page is shown with the features described above enabled. Arrows point to these fields and to the Save and Close button at the bottom of the page. 

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