NameCoach and NamePage Access and Features


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What is NameCoach and NamePage?

NameCoach is a resource in ELMS-Canvas through which members of the university community can provide an oral pronunciation of their name, as well as phonetic spelling. The NameCoach Roster allows faculty, staff and students to review the first name, last name, email address, phonetic spelling and pronunciation of the members of the course.

NamePage is a feature of NameCoach. It is specifically used for commencement ceremonies by colleges and departments. It can support commencement activities by:

  1. Providing a list of students with phonetic name pronunciations.
  2. Providing access to the student voice recordings of their names.

NamePage administrators can send email notifications to students to remind them to voice record the pronunciation of their name and clarify the phonetic spelling of their name in their ELMS-Canvas user profile.

For more information on how to use and set up NamePage, see NameCoach Commencement Tool

Feature comparison table

Compare the features of NameCoach, NameCoach Roster and NamePage.
Feature What does it do? Who can use it? Where do I find it? How do I get access to it?
NameCoach Provide an oral pronunciation of your name, as well as a phonetic spelling. Faculty, staff, students. ELMS-Canvas > Account Submit a ticket to the Service Desk.
NameCoach Roster View and edit the first name, last name, email address, phonetic spelling and pronunciation of the members of your ELMS-Canvas course. Faculty, staff, students. Instructors and TAs must edit their information by going to the NameCoach Account option. ELMS-Canvas. Link to NameCoach must be enabled by faculty. Submit a ticket to the Service Desk.
NamePage Commencement tool that provides a list of students with phonetic name pronunciations and voice recordings.
Administrators can send reminders to students.
Faculty, staff and students ELMS-Canvas See Get access to NamePage for details.

Get access to NameCoach

Faculty

Faculty can enable NameCoach in ELMS-Canvas for use in your course. Click the NameCoach link via the Account icon on the ELMS-Canvas global navigation menu.

Students

Faculty must enable NameCoach in your ELMS-Canvas course. When NameCoach is enabled, find it via the Account icon on the ELMS-Canvas global navigation menu.

Get access to NamePage

Faculty and staff

To request a NameCoach page, submit a request to itsupport@umd.edu. The request should include the following information:

For more information on how to use and set up NamePage, see NameCoach Commencement Tool.