What's the difference between my username and display name?

Your username is what you registered with OpenLearning and cannot be changed. You can view your username by going to your profile page and looking at the URL. It will be in the form of:



Your display name is the name that is connected to you and visible in your courses when you comment and make posts. It is also the name that will appear on your certificate, should you receive one for a course you complete.

You can change your display name by following these steps:

Step 1

Go to your profile page

Step 2

Click on Account Settings

Step 3

Scroll down to Display Name and select Change

Step 4

Enter a new display name and click Change Display Name


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  • Hello I need help. My account doesn't have a 'Display Name'. What should I do?

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  • Is there a way to change my name on the certificate? It has a typo

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    • Darktotaled  , we have replied to your query via email, kindly let us know once you have updated the Display Name and we will refresh the certificates for you.

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