Teaching and Learning Resource Center

NameCoach for Students

NameCoach is a web service that allows you to voice record the pronunciation of your name, and clarify your pronouns. 

NameCoach is available to all CarmenCanvas courses, but it is up to each instructor to enable NameCoach in their course.

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 Carmen enrollments or appointments. Pronouns must be set-up in each Carmen course.

Accessing NameCoach

  1. Access the tool from the course navigation of any  Carmen course in which the instructor has enabled NameCoach. 
  2. If you are asked to give NameCoach access to your account, click Authorize.
  3. Select web recorder to record using your computer's microphone or enter your phone number to receive a phone call that will prompt you to record your name.

    If you plan to use the web recorder, start your NameCoach session in Chrome, Firefox, or Microsoft Edge. The web recorder does not work in Safari and is unavailable in Internet Explorer.

  4. Click Record.
  5. Type the pronouns that should be used by your peers and instructors.
    Gender pronouns field in NameCoach
  6. To make your recording with a web-based audio recorder, continue to Record using the web recorder. To use a cell phone or landline, continue to Record using a phone.

Record using the web recorder

  1. Select Web Recorder.
  2. Click Record.
    Web recording option in NameCoach
  3. If your browser asks for permission to allow NameCoach to use your microphone, click Allow.
  4. Follow the on-screen prompts.
  5. When you are finished, click the stop button.
    Stop recording button in NameCoach
  6. To listen to your recording, click the play button. If you're not satisfied with the recording click Record Again.
    Play and record again buttons in NameCoach
  7. If you are satisfied with your recording, click Submit and Finish.

Record using a phone

  1. Select Phone.
  2. In the "Phone number" field, enter your phone number.
  3. Click Call Me Now.
    Call me now button in NameCoach
  4. Answer the call from NameCoach and follow the prompts.
  5. When you are finished recording, look for the message "Your recording is ready" and click on the play button to hear your recording. To record again, click Call me now! and follow the prompts again.
    Play and call me now buttons in NameCoach
  6. Click Submit and Finish to save your recording.

You can edit your recording at any time by clicking Edit this recording.