NameCoach is a name recording tool that helps to make name pronunciation easier. The tool is available to students and faculty in Canvas, the University’s learning management system. With NameCoach, you can record your name for others to hear, and listen to the recorded names of others.

NameCoach software may also be used in other ways across the University, such as for commencement ceremonies.


  • Easy-to-use online tool
  • Available in Canvas
  • Record using a computer or mobile device with a microphone or a landline telephone
  • Playback the recordings of others
  • Name recordings apply across all your Canvas courses
  • Update your recording any time
  • Compliant with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  • Meets Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0


  • Record your name for your classmates and instructors to hear
  • Listen to the name pronunciations of your classmates and instructors


  • Record your name for students to hear
  • Learn to pronounce your students’ names ahead of time
  • Send a request to your students to record their names

Getting Started

Integration into Canvas

This tool has been integrated, or requested for integration, into Canvas. Learn more about Learning Tools for Canvas.

Additional Resources