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How do I use the new Read Speaker (Text to Audio) system?

Special Notice: We are implementing Read Speaker to provide our students an enhanced learning experience. If you encounter any issues, please let us know by submitting a support ticket.

ReadSpeaker is a cloud based text to audio conversion tool that allows the text on the page to be read aloud to you. As a user, you don’t have to download anything.

How does it work?

You’ll look for the player on the very bottom left of any page in the course. (It can be dragged and dropped anywhere on the page)

If you’d like to listen to the entire page, click/tap the play button. After a few seconds to render, Read Speaker will start reading from the top of the page down. If you’d like to move the player to another spot on the page, you should be able to grab the left side of the player to move up the page.

In the main player you can:

•Pause/restart the reading
•Stop the reading
•Use the progress bar to navigate in the audio
•Adjust the volume
•Click the settings icon to adjust the behavior of the service
•Click the download icon to download the audio file
•Close the player

If you just want to listen to selected text on a page, using your mouse, highlight the exact text you want, and then click play.

To change settings, click the settings menu via the cog wheel. You can:
•Choose whether you want to have the text highlighted while read
•Choose whether you want the text highlighted on a word and sentence basis, sentence only, or word only
•Choose style and colors for the highlighting
•Choose whether you want the reading speed to be slow, medium, or fast
•Choose whether you want the page to scroll automatically to follow the highlighted text
•Choose whether you want the pop-up Listen button to be shown when text is selected

Updated on November 27, 2020

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