Getting Started With NameCoach at Pitt


Pitt celebrates the value of diversity and inclusion as essential to advancing our teaching, research, and community engagement. As a community, we recognize that name diversity and gender identity are central to our individuality and sense of self. The first step in respecting, appreciating and connecting with others comes from valuing name diversity and curating more welcoming first impressions.

NameCoach allows you to record and share the pronunciation of your name with others. Your recorded name can then be easily shared in your email signature, on LinkedIn, and through social media. In addition, instructors can also enable NameCoach in their Canvas courses, making it easy for everyone in a class to learn each other's names.

NameCoach also gives you the option to specify your personal gender pronouns. If you choose to use this feature, your pronouns will be visible to all students and instructors in your Canvas courses.

3 Key Benefits

  • It's simple to record your name and specify your personal gender pronouns using a computer, mobile device, or phone
  • Make introductions easier by adding your name recording to your email signature, LinkedIn, or social media
  • Instructors can enable integration with Canvas, making it easy for everyone in a class to learn each other's names and personal gender pronouns     



Record Your Name

1. Visit myPitt (, then search for and click the NameCoach task. 

2. If prompted, log in to Pitt Passport with your University Computing Account username and password.  

3. Your email address, first name, and last name should be pre-populated at the top of the page. Confirm that they are correct, and edit them, if needed.

  • Note: You also have the option to specify your personal gender pronoun (see section below for details). 

4. Near the bottom of the page, choose Web Recorder or Phone to record your name. 

  • Web recorder: Click the Record button and follow the prompts to record your name using your device's microphone or your headset. When you are finished, click the Play button to listen to the recording. Click Submit and Finish if you are satisfied with the recording, or click the Record button to re-record it.   

  • Phone: Enter your phone number and click Call Me Now. Follow the voice prompts to record your name. When you are finished, hang up and click the Submit and Finish button.  

Edit Your Recording
Use NameCoach with Canvas
Share Your Name
Specify Your Personal Gender Pronouns


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