Last updated on November 15, 2023

NameCoach is a cloud-based service that allows students and instructors to record their name, in their own voice. Then these recordings are accessible to all participants in a Canvas course as well as being able to be integrated into other systems. Additionally, if you set up your NameBadge on the NameCoach website, you can add your recordings to your email and LinkedIn profile.

Getting started

Access NameCoach via Canvas, under the Profile navigation bar link or visit the NameCoach website.

Inside Canvas, a course participant can record their name and set their pronunciation. The NameCoach website can do the same things as in Canvas, as well as being able to get your name recordings into your email signature via NameBadge.


NameCoach is available at no cost.

Key features

  • Listen to other’s names in their own voice
  • Accessing the recordings natively in Canvas Courses
  • Ability to add your recorded name to your Outlook Email Signature
  • API access to integrate recording into other systems


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