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Can I add a read-aloud feature to assessments?

Read Aloud and Translation for Assessments

Currently, Speechstream is unable to provide text to speech or translation on Buzz assessments.

For customers that need these supports on quizzes and exams, we can recommend they follow the steps below and install free Chrome plug-ins. This solution is only available in the Chrome browser.
Read Aloud Installation Instructions

1. Install Read Aloud. This free plugin will read the quiz and exam questions outloud. To install, go here: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/read-aloud-a-text-to-spee/hdhinadidafjejdhmfkjgnolgimiaplp?hl=en

Click “Add to Chrome” and download the extension.


2. This icon will be added to the Chrome tool bar.

3. When students are taking a quiz or exam and they can click this icon to have the onscreen text read aloud.

Google Translate Installation Instructions

If students also need translation on quiz and exams, they can install Google Translate by following these steps:

1. Go here: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/google-translate/aapbdbdomjkkjkaonfhkkikfgjllcleb/related?hl=en . Click “Add to Chrome” and download the extension.

2. This icon will be added to the Chrome tool bar.

3. When students are taking a quiz or exam and they can click this icon and then click “translate this page” to have the onscreen text translated into their language of choice.

4. If desired, the student can then click the Read Aloud icon to have the translated text read out loud.

5. The translation tool adds a toolbar to the top of the Chrome browser that also hides the Buzz Submit button. Once the student has selected their answer choice, they will need to close the translation toolbar by clicking the x on the top right of their browser.

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