I am a current student, and my real name is Mary; however, I go by a different name. Is there a way I can change my display name on Canvas? Or would I have to go to my school admin?
Mary, that depends on how your school has set up its Canvas account. Canvas has a built-in permission for users to change their display names (see: How do I change the settings in my user account?), but this is a permission that can be disabled at the account level. If you don't see the option to change your display name in your User Settings, then most likely your school has disabled that permission, and in that case, you would have to contact your school's Canvas admin to have your display name changed. (That's assuming that they're willing to do so, as some schools tie their Canvas enrollments to their enrollment system [e.g. Banner], and must preserve the one-to-one integrity of user identities between the systems.)
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