Day: February 6, 2017

New Options for Honorifics in NameCoach: Dr. and Prof.

Michigan Tech just recently added the NameCoach integration into Canvas.  This tool allows students, instructors, and TA’s to use the NameCoach Recorder to record an audio pronunciation of their names and select the pronouns, such as hers or him, and honorifics, such as Ms. or Mr., they wish to be used when referring to them.  The NameCaoch integration also provides the NameCoach Roster, where everyone can hear the recordings and see the selections made others in their class.

We received feedback from instructors and staff that they would like the options of ‘Dr.’ and ‘Prof.’ to be added to the list of choices on the honorifics menu.  We passed this request on to the folks at NameCoach and are happy to announce that ‘Dr.’ and ‘Prof.’ have now been added.  If you have already used the NameCoach Recorder and would like to update your honorific, simply click “Edit this NameGuide” in the NameCoach Recorder in any of your Canvas courses.  If you haven’t used NameCoach yet, be sure to check it out!

The NameCoach integration has been co-sponsored by the William G. Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), who brings you the CTL Tip of the Week, and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion. For more general information or help with Canvas at Michigan Tech, be sure to visit Canvas One Stop.