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Text to speech Windows

Getting started with text to speech

Following version of DigiExam support text to speech:

  • Windows client: 11.1.1 and newer

Support for following languages:

  • *Windows 10, 8, 7 have support for the following languages: English, Swedish, French, Spanish, German.
  • Windows also has support for additional voices, see "Add additional voices".

The settings for text to speech is the same as 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.

 

TTS_EN_Fig_1.pngFigure 1

 

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"

 

Client

For students that have text to speech enabled, there are some new things to know about.

In the top left corner next to the settings icon you'll now 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.

 

TTS_Fig_2_ENG.pngFigure 2

Microsoft George is the standard voice when an exam is started, you can and change voice and language in settings.
 
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Figure 3
 
It is also possible to get a slower voice by pulling the slider towards the tortoise and faster if you pull it towards the hare.
You can also have the text read out loud by using short command [Alt] + [A] when you have text selected, so you don't need to press the speaking figure every time.
 

Add additional voices

Windows

Open the link: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=27225. There you press "Download" and choose 86x (32-bit) version, then you press "Next" and it will download. When the download is done run the file and install. This file is needed for additional voices to work with DigiExam.

You can then choose which languages and voices you want to download through this link: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=27224. Click on "Download" and then choose what voices/languages you want to download, it's important that you download the files named MSSpeech_TTS and not MSSpeech_SR.

When you have downloaded the files, run them and install, once that is done you can use that voice/language in DigiExam.

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