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ReadSpeaker is a text to speech program that uses technology to speech enable websites and online documents and forms. Our license specifically integrates with Blackboard and Canvas for student and faculty use.  Users can read the whole webpage or document at once, or listen to selected sections. Look for the play button tab, click on it, and the function tool bar will appear near the top.  You can move the tool bar Users can configure reading speed, text color, highlighting by sentence and words, zoom or use a reading ruler. Students can also highlight important words throughout a document, which ReadSpeaker then collects to produce into a separate summary.  ReadSpeaker is compatible with the following file types: MS Office- .xlsx, .docx, .pptx. Rich Text- .rtf, PDF, ePubs and students can even save the audio as an mp3 file.  Please review the links below for helpful information. 

Readspeaker for Canvas

Readspeaker in Canvas (youtube) how to access Readspeaker

Readspeaker for Quizzes (youtube) how to take a quiz using Readspeaker

Readspeaker WebReader (youtube)

Readspeaker Settings (youtube) how to change highlighting colors of text and background, adjust reading pace, increase and change font, etc.

Readspeaker Documents (youtube) how to access documents in Readspeaker, including using 'snapshot' to read images

Readspeaker WebReader Download as Mp3 (youtube) how to download the lesson as an Mp3 file 

Readspeaker Packet (website) additional packet of tutorials directly from Canvas

Readspeaker for Blackboard

ReadSpeaker and WebReader How To Videos (youtube) are a series of videos demonstrating multiple features.

ReadSpeaker DocReader How to Videos (youtube) are a series of videos demonstrating multiple features. 

ReadSpeaker Doc Reader Visual Guide (pdf) is a graphic that identifies each function of the toolbar.

ReadSpeaker Doc Reader Features Guide (pdf) is an in depth written description of features.

ReadSpeaker Youtube Videos are demonstrations of how this works in Blackboard.

ReadSpeaker SoftChalk Lesson is a brief explanation of features that includes both a written and visual guide. 

ReadSpeaker Spanish Language Pack (pdf) are directions on how to change the settings to the Spanish version.

ReadSpeaker Training for Blackboard provide some additional videos on how to access and use ReadSpeaker.

Watch how to take your quiz in Blackboard using ReadSpeaker and how ReadSpeaker assists with tests in auditory format (YouTube Video)!

ReadSpeaker Tutorial Video