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Hudson County Community College is dedicated to creating an environment where everyone feels that they belong. One way this begins is by ensuring that your name is pronounced correctly. To assist with this, HCCC offers NameCoach, a name pronunciation tool which is available in Canvas, the college’s Learning Management System.
NameCoach is an easy-to-use tool that allows students and faculty to record how their name should be pronounced, while being able to find the same information for others.
The simplest way is as follows:
In every Canvas course, NameCoach is an option on the Course Menu. From there you can record or re-record your name and you can listen to the recordings made by your classmates! Your recording will be available in all your Canvas courses, both current and going forward.
For assistance, contact NameCoach at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are some helpful links to pages on the NameCoach support website:
This request form allows you to change your preferred name at HCCC to your chosen name instead of your legal name. For more information and the form, click this link.
HCCC is committed to being inclusive and we know you want to create inclusive classrooms and learning spaces. We hope that with NameCoach, you will have a tool to help you ensure that your students feel acknowledged and respected. NameCoach is enabled in all Canvas course shells in the course menu.
Instructors can send an email to students who have not yet recorded their names:
Instructors can create a NameCoach Assignment following these directions from NameCoach. Alternatively, you can import a Module created by the Center for Online Learning from the Commons: