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Share the pronunciation of your name and listen to the names of others


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

Integration into Canvas

A faculty member, instructor, or staff member requested that this tool be integrated into Canvas.

Intended Audience

Staff & Departments
Health Sciences Affiliates
IT Staff and Partners


University-funded. No additional cost to users