Changing your course's organization display name in Open edX - Appsembler

Changing your course’s organization display name in Open edX

While you can’t change the name of the organization in the URL of a course, you can make it display however you’d like on the rest of your site.

This is particularly useful for things like:

  • Making your course catalog look neater with standardized punctuation or capitalization
  • Adding spaces to the organization (For example “The Software Company” instead of “TheSoftwareCompany”)
  • Tidying up mistakes without having to completely remake the course.

It’s a quick process, so let’s get to it.

  1. Firstly, you want to start in Studio for your course and head over to Advanced Settings. This can be found in the Settings menu at the top of the page.

  2. Next, scroll down or search the page (
    CTRL or Command + F) for Course Organization Display String

  3. Finally, enter in quotes the string you want to display as the name for your course’s organization (or change to
    null to have it default back to the name entered at the time of the course’s creation). Hit save at the bottom of the page when you’re done to save your changes.

This string will now appear anywhere the course organization is used, with the exception of the URL. The only way the URL can be changed is by creating a new course and 
performing an export and import of your existing course, before hiding the old course from the catalog.