Text-to-Speech on Assessments

This article will cover text-to-speech for students on their assessments:

How do I enable text-to-speech on assessments?

Only platform admins can enable and disable text-to-speech on assessments for students. If you would like to enable this feature for a student, reach out to your school’s admin to have them enable the feature for a student

After text-to-speech on assessments is enabled for a student, they will see text-to-speech icons next to the question prompt, question answer options, and passages within their assessments. To hear the text read aloud, the student selects the icons.


How do I know if a student has text-to-speech enabled on their assessments?

There are two ways that teachers can see if a student has the text-to-speech feature enabled for their assessments. 

 From the Students page:

  1. Click “Setup"
  2. Click Students
  3. Find the student who you are wanting to see if text-to-speech on assessments is enabled
  4. Click the three dots next to the student's name
  5. Find the Text-to-Speech in Content Assessments section
  6. If text-to-speech on assessments is enabled, then you will see: Screenshot_2023-05-17_at_9.30.24_AM.png
  7. If text-to-speech on assessments is disabled, then you will see:Screenshot_2023-05-17_at_9.31.27_AM.png

From the assessments page:

  1. Go to the Course page
  2. Select the Assessments tab
  3. In the Requests section, find the request for your student
  4. If text-to-speech on assessments is enabled, then the request will include “Text-to-speech enabled”


How can I adjust the speed of the text-to-speech tool?

Students are able to adjust the speed at which the text-to-speech tool reads their assessments aloud. To do so, students select the text-to-speech icon on their assessment, to see the currently set speed, and then can select from a drop-down of speed options to adjust the speed. The speed will default to the most recent previously selected speed.


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