What’s in a Name? Plenty! NameCoach and Inclusive Conversation

NameCoach helps classmates, faculty, and people in the MiraCosta community to learn to address each other the way each person would like to be addressed. Students and instructors can voice record their name pronunciation and specify their preferred pronouns in Canvas. That information will be available to instructors, students, and anyone who has access to Canvas courses, to enable inclusive and respectful conversation. 

NameCoach Pronunciation Tool from NU Digital Learning on Vimeo.

Recording Your Name and Pronouns in NameCoach within Canvas

  1. Log on to Canvas and click Account on the left menu.
  2. Click Profile
Name Coach Recording in Canvas Step 1 and 2.

3. Click NameCoach Recorder

4. Click ‘Record Name‘ or ‘Edit this recording‘ and follow the directions. Both buttons will default to the recording directions for first time users. You can record your name online, or you can do it via phone. You will also be able to specify your preferred pronouns.

Reviewing and Editing Your NameCoach Information

Once you record your name and pronouns, you can always review and/or update this.

  1. Log on to Canvas and click Account on the left menu.
  2. Click Profile
  3. Click NameCoach Recorder
  4. To listen to the recording, click the Arrow Button.
Step 4 Name Coach Reviewing Your Recording

5. To re-record your name, and/or to review your pronouns, click the Edit this recording button. Follow the onscreen directions to re-record your name and/or update pronouns.

Step 5 Name Coach Rerecord Your Name.

View a NameCoach Roster and Listen to Student Name Recordings

  1. Enter your Canvas course, click NameCoach on left course menu.
  2. Click on the Arrow button to the right of a student’s name to listen to the student’s name recording.

If you don’t see NameCoach in the course menu, ask the instructor to turn it on!

Faculty: Ensure the NameCoach Roster is Visible in Your Classes

By default, NameCoach should be enabled on every Canvas course menu (see just above). If it is light gray, then it has been disabled and students won’t be able to access it. To enable it, click Settings at the bottom of the course menu, then click the Navigation tab at top center. Move NameCoach from the bottom set of items to the top to enable it. For more detail on this process, see the Canvas guide on course navigation menu changes.

Stay Up To Date with Changes Happening within Canvas

Visit the new Upcoming Canvas Changes page within the Canvas Community. This page is updated by Instructure and is the central location for communicating all Canvas’s significant upcoming changes. Canvas recommends you click the Follow button at the top of the document so you will receive all updates as they are made available. You may also want to review the upcoming Canvas Release Notes to find out what is coming soon and when. Check the Canvas System Status Updates for real time updates about existing features within Canvas.

ConferZoom

Confer Zoom Logo

Zoom provides a reliable, easy-to-use, mobile-friendly tool for live, recordable online presentations, meetings, and discussions with audio, video, chat, screen sharing, polling, and more. It can be used within Canvas or independently. ConferZoom is the CCC “branding” of Zoom and is available to all faculty and students at no charge. Faculty need to sign up for Zoom through the ConferZoom site to obtain unlimited access to all features of Zoom. Recordings can be set to auto-transcribe to provide captioned recorded videos.

  • More information about ConferZoom
  • Sign Up – Free for MCC Faculty. Sign up with your @miracosta.edu email address
  • User Guides
  • Support
  • Downloads (Client app, mobile app, browser and Outlook plug-ins)
  • CCC Confer provides live captioning for instructional uses of Zoom and you have a participating student who requires this support. As of fall 2019, send your captioning request at least 5 business days in advance to support@ccctechconnect.org (see details on what this email should contain). It is expected that there will be an online form for requesting captioning soon. You will need to make a one-time change in your Zoom account settings to enable closed-captioning, and at the start of each Zoom session with captioning, you will need to assign the captioning role to the proper person in your meeting. See directions for both.

Canvas Integration with ConferZoom

Enable ConferZoom within your Canvas course.

  1. Enter your Canvas course
  2. Click Settings on the course menu
  3. Click the Navigation tab
  4. Click the 3 dots to the right of ConferZoom and select Enable.
  5. Click the Save button
    Step 4 and 5 Canvas LTI
  6. Click the ConferZoom course menu item which will appear in your course menu.Step 6 LTI Canvas

How to Use ConferZoom in Canvas

Review the following guide on how to use ConferZoom in Canvas.

Questions

Selectively Subscribing to a Canvas Discussion Board

Here is a video, from Dr. Robert Kelley, that covers how faculty can selectively subscribe to a discussion board in Canvas (choosing immediate or daily/weekly summary).  The hack is to use a separate student Canvas account, with notifications set up in the student account as desired (immediate or daily/weekly summary).

Video: https://youtu.be/21VOacuxjl8

For example, this approach has application for faculty who would like to provide an ‘Ask A Question’ discussion board for their class (and receive notifications in their inbox for request for help) without being notified all the time for any discussion board post.