Students who wish to change their display name in Canvas can do so by following the steps below.

Please read all the instructions below before clicking the link that takes you to WebAdvisor.

  1. In order to change your Display Name in Canvas, students must login into WebAdvisor with the link provided below.
  2. Once logged into WebAdvisor, under the User Account section, find the link called, Display Name in Canvas (see image below).
    WebAdvisor Display Name
  3. Click on the Display Name in Canvas link which will open another screen prompting you to enter the name you would like to display in Canvas.
  4. Complete the form and click submit.
  5. This will only allow you to change your first name. 
  6. The next day the name you selected will show in Canvas as your display name. 

Click on this link to take you to WebAdvisor Login screen.

This does not change your name in any other systems.
If you want to change your legal name, you must contact the Admissions and Records Office.