What’s in a Name? Plenty! NameCoach and Building Online Community

MiraCosta College has partnered with NameCoach to help people in our community learn to pronounce your name correctly, from the classroom to graduation. Voice record the pronunciation of your name using the profile level recorder within Canvas. That pronunciation will be visible to instructors, students, and anyone who has access to your courses as a resource to learn how to say your name. Gender pronouns and honorifics are also presented to encourage an inclusive educational environment.

NameCoach Pronunciation Tool from NU Digital Learning on Vimeo.

Recording Your Name in Name Coach 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 Name Coach Recorder

4. Click ‘Record Name‘ or ‘Edit this recording‘ and follow the onscreen directions. Both buttons will default to the recording directions for first time users.

Reviewing and Editing Your Name Recording

Once you record your name you can review it and/or rerecord it.

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

5. To rerecord your name, click the Edit this recording button. Follow the onscreen directions to rerecord.

Step 5 Name Coach Rerecord Your Name.

View your Name Coach 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.