First and Last Name aliases in the Staff Table
Many of our teachers have names they go by that differ from their legal names. For instance, we have a teacher who prefers his nickname. When he sees his legal name as the teacher of a course it is like nails on a chalkboard. Similarly, we have teachers with hyphenated legal last names and they only want to go by one part of the last name. Another case is a teacher who got married and wants to go by the last name of their spouse but their teaching credential still has their maiden name.
Our HR department 'owns' the staff table and insists on putting in the legal name or the name that appears on their credential or their social security card.
I can 'fix' some of these instances by editing the name in ParentSquare or Canvas but some instances I can't - like in Aeries if anyone logs in to look at who teaches a course they will see the legal name of the teacher.
Before Flex, this wasn't a problem because we could put in whatever we wanted for first and last name in the teacher table and just tie it with the ID number of the teacher in the staff table.
I know not much development is going into .NET as your focus right now is NextGen but it would be golden if you could make this one minor change.
Thanks in advance!