Zoom Display Name


Can I change my Zoom display name?


Your Zoom display name is directly linked to the Chosen Name listed in your BGSU account. To change your display name, you must change your Chosen Name in MyBGSU. 

  1. Log in to MyBGSU.
  2. Select Update Personal Info.
  3. Select Names.
  4. Add or modify your Chosen Name.
  5. Download the Zoom desktop application.
  6. Select Sign in through SSO.
  7. Enter bgsu-edu as your domain.
  8. Sign in using your BGSU credentials.
  9. Your display name should now be updated to the recently changed Chosen Name. 
    • Your Chosen Name will display in the majority of BGSU applications including MyBGSU, Student Center, Canvas, and BGSU email. 

If you have questions about how this will impact records, please contact the Office of the Registrar at 419-372-8441 or registrar@bgsu.edu. For technical questions, please contact the ITS Service Desk at 419-372-0999. For questions related to this policy, please contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs and LGBTQ+ Programs at 419-372-2642 or oma@bgsu.edu.


Article ID: 116077
Fri 9/11/20 4:46 PM
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