NameCoach Features at U-M

NameCoach features implemented at U-M are:

NameCoach Email Signature

Add your NameCoach signature link to Gmail, Outlook, Slack Profile, MCommunity Profile, LinkedIn, and other social media.

NameCoach Canvas Integration

NameCoach is offered in all officially-provisioned Canvas courses to help instructors and students learn how to phonetically pronounce the names of the people in their classes. The tool has two parts: NameCoach Recorder, which allows users to record their own name and add phonetic spelling of their name, and NameCoach Roster, which allows students and instructors to listen to and learn the names of others in a Canvas course.

NameCoach Salutation

The ITS NameCoach team can provide help with the creation of a "name page" that can be managed by your department administrator or event host. The name page provides the pronunciation of event invitees' names for any events where you want to build inclusion and a sense of belonging, such as commencement, admissions-related events, award ceremonies, outreach programs, and others.

Get started with NameCoach Salutation

NameCoach API

API Management Solution Replacement Project

Attention API developers: Please plan to attend training sessions and to test NameCoach APIs in the new solution and make any adjustments in the new platform. When you’re ready, you can cut your subscriptions from the old platform to the new platform on or before January 31, 2023. NameCoach APIs are tentatively planned for sometime in December. Additional information & instructions for each API as they become available November through January. Find out more information about scheduled open office hours on Sessions.

With an API, developers can more easily help all students feel welcomed on campus by integrating audio signatures in their desired applications.

The NameCoach Participants APIs are available for the campus software developer community. The NameCoach API is a REST-based interface that is used to request name recordings. The APIs are published in the API Directory (be sure to use the U-M VPN for access). More information can be found in the TeamDynamix (TDX) Knowledge Base or in the API Directory.

NameCoach Salesforce Integration

NameCoach also now integrates with Salesforce. Salesforce administrators who are interested in having NameCoach functionality appear in their service should contact the ITS Service Center to create a ticket for the ITS-NameCoach team.

Academic support staff (coaches and advisors) can use the NameCoach Salesforce integration to ensure they are pronouncing student names correctly prior to meetings using the same system they use to track advising appointments and take notes.