Using NameCoach to share the pronunciation of your name and affirming pronouns

NameCoach is a tool that allows members of the Champlain College community to record and share the pronunciation of their names along with their gender pronouns. NameCoach is available in all Champlain College Canvas courses.

You will only need to record your name once, however, you can re-record your name at any time. User recordings will remain accessible and automatically sync with your future course enrollments.

Accessing NameCoach

  1. Access NameCoach from the course navigation of any Canvas course. Alternatively, you may also access the tool by visiting your Canvas profile and clicking on NameCoach Recording Tool.
  2. From within the NameCoach window, click on “Record Name.”
  3. Select “Phone or Web Recorder” to record your name.

Recording using your computer’s microphone

  1. In the Gender Pronouns field, enter your pronouns.
  2. Click the “Record” button and wait for the prompt before speaking.
  3. You can stop the recording, then click “Submit and Finish.”
  4. After you submit, you are able to hear your recording and re-record if you would like.

Recording using your phone

  1. In the Gender Pronouns field, enter your pronouns.
  2. Enter your phone number in the box provided, then click “Submit and Finish.”
  3. NameCoach will call your phone and will prompt you with instructions. You will be able to listen to your recording and re-record if you wish.
  4. After you complete the call, go back to the NameCoach page in Canvas and click “Submit and Finish” to save your recording.

If you have issues with your recording, use this resource to troubleshoot the problem.



Updated on January 3, 2020

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