Student assignments can include a blue Texthelp toolbar, which allows them to highlight text to have it read aloud, provide a dictionary definition, show a picture dictionary, or translate text into 16 languages. See below for descriptions and instructions to use each feature:
This video provides a demo of how all of the Texthelp toolbar features work:
Students can highlight any text on the page to have it read aloud. This option is available on written assignments and quizzes.
On written assignments, students can highlight one word and get a dictionary definition:
They can also highlight one word for a picture dictionary:
On written assignments, students can have text translated into 16 languages including Spanish, Arabic, and Mandarin (full list of languages are below). This article provides instructions for students to use this new feature.
Students can highlight any text and click the Word Translate button have it translated into their preferred language:
Some of the languages also offer read aloud of the translation. If it's available, students can click the Play button:
Languages that don't offer read aloud will look like this:
These are the languages available on the toolbar. Bolded languages support both text translation and read aloud options.
- Chinese Simplified
- Chinese Traditional
- Haitian Creole