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Allow User to Add Their Name Pronunciation to Profile (phonetically + audio file)

Allow User to Add Their Name Pronunciation to Profile (phonetically + audio file)

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I am a high school teacher, and it would be wonderful if all users had a “speaker” icon that they could use to record their name pronunciation in their own voice. This feature could be part of the User Profile dashboard. Canvas could also provide a field for users to phonetically spell their names. I thought these features would be helpful to staff, allowing them to learn how to pronounce students' names and provide an inclusive environment from the very first day of school.

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I like this one as well. Happy Pride Month! 

Community Member

This is a fantastic idea, we're seeing professional networking sites like LinkedIn adopt this model.  It supports diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom.  Names are important and saying everyone's name accurately and having the tools to do so is a huge step forward.

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I would love this feature!!!

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We had to get an outside company to gather name pronunciations (along with other data) for our graduating students this year.  It would've been SO NICE to have this info from the first day of class.  (It would also be nice to not find out that we've been pronouncing someone's name wrong for the past 4 years.) 

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We recently found out that we may be losing access from our name coach tool. I would love if this was a feature baked into Canvas. 

Community Contributor

I'd love to see this added to Canvas so all of our students feel seen and heard...correctly!