This article shows you how to invite others to listen to how your name is pronounced by recording a Personal Name Badge in NameCoach and add it your email signature and social media profiles. This is a free service that NameCoach offers independently of the College's license; individuals can continue to use their Personal Name Badges after they leave the college and recordings you create for it are not automatically added to Moodle courses or Bryn Mawr College events that use NameCoach.
Prefer video? See our Video demo of creating and using a Name Badge
Create a NameBadge
- Go to NameCoach's NameBadge webpage -- it shows some sample Name Badges if you need ideas.
- Click Get Your Name Badge.
- Enter your email address (you can use your college or personal email.)
Note: Email is the only required field and it is only used to create your account; it won't be visible on your Name Badge.
- Add your First name, Last name and any other information you want to include on your NameBadge. These fields are optional and you can edit this information later. Feel free to skip anything you are not sure about.
- Choose how you want to record:
- Phone. Enter your phone number, then click Submit and Call Me. NameCoach will call that number and prompt you to say your name for the recording (as if you were recording a voicemail message).
- Web Recorder. Record within current window: click Record, wait until the countdown ends, then 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. (The max file size is only 150KB and .MP3 files work best.)
- Click Submit.
- Once your account is created, you will see the My NameBadge page, as shown below, where you can preview and edit the various elements of your name badge.
Link your NameBadge to your email signature
NameCoach provides a several options for adding a NameBadge link or button to your email signature and social media profiles. The instructions below walk you the process in Outlook, the college's email program; for other platforms (Apple Mail, Gmail, Facebook, etc.), see that platform's instructions for editing your mail signature or user profile and NameCoach's NameBadge guide.
Before you start, you will need:
- To open your NameBadge in a web browser (log in to the NameCoach website, then click My NameBadge).
How to a NameBadge link to your College email account signature if you use the online version of Outlook (webmail.brynmawr.edu).
- In a new browser tab or window, log into webmail.brynmawr.edu using your college username and password.
- Click (Settings).
- Click the View all settings link at the bottom of the Settings pane.
- Click Mail (if not already selected), then Compose and reply.
- Switch to the NameBadge browser tab or window and scroll down to the Publish your NameBadge section.
- Click Copy Link.
- Switch to your Outlook browser tab or window and paste the link you copied into the Email Signature text editor box using the Ctrl-V () or Command-V () keyboard shortcut OR by right-clicking () or Ctrl-clicking () and choosing Paste from the pop-up contextual menu.
Note: NameCoach also provides icon buttons you can add to an email signature. However, security settings in your recipients' email programs may block the graphics from loading, so we recommend also including a text link to ensure visibility and accessibility.
Outlook desktop app
How to add a NameBadge link to your College email account signature if you use the Outlook desktop app.
- Launch Outlook.
- Create a New Email, then click the Signature drop-down in the Include section of the Message menu.
- Choose Signatures ...
- Select a signature to edit in the box provided or click New.
- Go to the NameBadge page open in your web browser and scroll down to the Publish your NameBadge section.
- Click Copy Link.
- Paste this link into the Edit signature text editor box in Outlook using the Ctrl-V () or Command-V () keyboard shortcut OR by right-clicking () or Ctrl-clicking () and choosing Paste from the pop-up contextual menu.
- Click OK to save your changes.
- Microsoft's Outlook support guide includes more detailed information on creating and using e-mail signatures.
Caution: NameCoach also provides icon buttons you can add to an email signature. However, security settings in your recipients' email programs may block the graphics from loading, so we recommend also including a text link to ensure visibility and accessibility.
Attention: If you use both the desktop and online versions of Outlook, you will need to edit your email signature in both places to add the NameBadge link to it. Email signatures do NOT sync between the online and desktop apps at this time.
If you have any additional questions or problems, don't hesitate to reach out to the Help Desk!