NameCoach Student Guide

NameCoach: Record and listen to names in Nexus

NameCoach is an online platform for recording and sharing name pronunciations. This article explains how to use the NameCoach activity in a Nexus course to record yourself pronouncing your name and hear others say their names.

Before you start, you will need to be enrolled in a Nexus course containing a NameCoach activity. (If your course doesn't have one, ask your instructor or a course editor to add it!).


  1. Click the NameCoach activity on the Nexus page to open it. It may not specifrically say "Namecoach" but rather, something like [Record your name!]. 

    Figure 1
    Example of a NameCoach activity

  2. Your recording is at the top of the page:

    Figure 2

  3. If you have already made a NameCoach recording, click  to listen to it and  Update if you'd like to re-record.

  4. If you haven't click [Record name] and choose a recording option:

    • Phone. Enter your phone number, then click [Submit and Call Me]. NameCoach will call that number and prompt you to say your name, as if you were recording a voicemail message.

    • Web Recorder (requires a microphone). Click [Record], wait for the countdown, then say your name and click [Stop].

    • Uploader. Drag a audio file of a recording you've already made to the upload window or click [Browse] for file to select it from your computer, then click [Submit and Finish]. (Max file size is only 150KB and .MP3 files work best.)

  • Click the [Press to hear] button for a name in the Recorded Names section to listen to it.


Having difficulty recording? Try one of the other methods. See also NameCoach's troubleshooting guide.


If you are having difficulty or you have unanswered questions, please contact the Help Desk through the ITS Service Catalog or call (518) 388-6400.


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