Namecoach - Recording Your Name [UW-Madison]

This document explains how to record names in the Namecoach name pronunciation assistant

Recordings can be done natively though Canvas or directly from the NameCoach website. 

You can access NameCoach via Canvas or the NameCoach website


For New NameCoach Users

  1. If you have never recorded your name before in either Canvas or the NameCoach website, once you have logged in, you will see a list of courses you have with a red Record Name button. If you do not have any courses, you will still see the top entry that is for Name Profile.
    List of courses with red "record name" buttons
  2. Select any Record Name button to record your name for ALL courses. 
  3. You will then see the following screen.
    Form: edit your name recording for name profile
  4. Fill in the top of the form to the best of your ability. 
  5. The bottom half of the form will let you put a recording of your name into NameCoach. There are three ways to do this. See the Recording Your Name section for more information.

If You Have Previously Recorded Your Name

  1. If you have recorded your name before, either through Canvas, or the NameCoach website, you will see your courses listed with a play button next to your name. You can use that to review what your name sounds like, by hitting any one of those play buttons. All of the courses and profile use the same recording.
    The Your Recordings page lists your previous recordings. This screenshot has a purple "play" button circled.

  2. If you want to update your recording, select Edit your info on ANY course or profile.
    Same screenshot as step 1, but "edit" button is circled instead. 
  3. You will then be taken to a new page where you can update the Phonetic spelling of your name or re-record your name into NameCoach.
    "Phoenetic spelling of your name" field listed at top of window, and options to rerecord your name are listed below that.
  4. See the Recording Your Name section for more information.

How to Record Your Name



  1. When you select phone on the Edit your Name Recording page, you can put in your phone number. Only the digits are needed starting with the area code. 
    Screenshot shows field where you can enter your phone number
  2. Once a valid number is put in, a new button will appear that says Call me now!
    Phone number field from previous step. Field turns green when you enter a valid number, and displays a "call me now!" button.
  3. Follow the prompts on the phone.
    While you're on the phone, Namecoach shows a message "call is connected - please follow the voice prompts to record your name", with a yellow "Cancel" button beside
  4. When completed, make sure you press Submit and Finish at the bottom.
    Image of Submit and Finish button

Web Recorder

  1. Web recorder allows you to record your name using your computer and web browser. To start the process, click the Record button.
    Screenshot of "edit your name" window with "web recorder" selected. A purple "record" button appears with a microphone icon.
    Note: You may have to give the website access to your microphone. If the below message appears in the top left of your browser, click Allow.
    Select the lock icon beside your browser's search bar to allow Namecoach to use your microphone
  2. Once you have clicked Record, a countdown will start, starting at 3.
    Purple record button with countdown initiated
  3. The recording will then start and you can then state your name. Once done, click the Stop Square button.
    Image of recording in progress, with the "stop" button circled
  4. You will now be able to review your recording by hitting the play button.
    Once you stop recording, the window shows a Play and Record Again button in place of the stop button
  5. If you are not happy with the recording, hit record again, and then Record when you are ready.
  6. When completed, make sure you press Submit and Finish at the bottom.
    image of Submit and Finish button


  1. The uploader feature allows you to upload a file created through some other recording software to be uploaded to NameCoach.
    Image of edit recording page with Uploader selected. There is a purple "browse for file" button below, or you can drag a file to the box below the word "uploader"
  2. When completed, make sure you press Submit and Finish at the bottom.
    image of purple Submit and Finish button

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Created2023-01-03 13:40:29Updated2023-12-15 08:13:43
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