Getting started with text to speech
Following version of DigiExam support text to speech:
- Mac client: 11.1.1 and newer
- iPad client: 11.1.0 and newer
Support for following languages:
MacOs/iPad have support for the following languages:
English (US and GB), Swedish, French (FR and CA), Spanish, German, Icelandic and Hebrew.
- Mac also has support for additional voices, see "Add voices and languages".
The settings for text to speech is the same as for spell check when creating an exam.
For questions about spell check have a look at this guide: How do I allow my students to use spell check on an exam
Create an exam with text to speech
To allow text to speech for all students on an exam, choose the alternative 'All students' in the drop-down menu.
Allow text to speech for an individual student by going to "Students" In the left main menu.
Find the student and enable “Allow spell check for this student” in the accessibility settings and then save.
If you don't want students to have text to speech during an exam you select "None"
NOTE: If a student uses headphones, these need to be connected before the exam starts for it to work during the exam.
In the top left corner next to the settings icon you see a speaking figure (see Figure 2). If you press this icon while you have text marked, it will then be read out loud. Text to speech is also possible on PDF documents and websites.
Add voices and languages
1. Open System Preferences by clicking on the System Preferences in the Dock or by Apple menu > System Preferences.
2. Open Accessibility.
3. Then select Speech.
4. Select the System Voice pop-up menu and choose Customize.