Frequently Asked Questions
- If students translate text on screen, can they also use the text-to-speech tool to listen to the translated text?
Yes, if students have both the translation tool and the text-to-speech tool enabled, they can use both of them for any text on screen. The languages that can be read-aloud are: English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Arabic.
- Which languages do we support with our translation tool?
We currently translate English text into Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Bengali, Bosnian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Filipino (Tagalog), Finnish, French, German, Greek, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Javanese, Kazakh, Korean, Kurdish, Lao, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malayalam, Maori, Marathi, Nepali, Norwegian, Pashto, Persian (Farsi), Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Samoan, Serbian, Shona, Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese, and Yoruba.
Students can use the tool to translate any on-screen HTML text, including third-party websites and our own instructional and assessment content. While they won’t be able to translate the audio files, they can translate any text on screen including eNotes, online content links, close reading passages, and transcripts. If students translate text into Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, or Arabic, they can also hear the translation read aloud in that language, or in English. Read more about read-aloud options here.
The World Languages courses are the only courses that cannot be translated using our tool, as this would largely reduce the efficacy of language learning courses. To enable the translation tool for your students you will need to have the Edit Student permission. If you do not currently have this permission, you will need to talk to your school or district admin, or your local Edgenuity admin at your school.
To follow the steps listed below, you will need to have "Edit Students" checked under Student Accounts. To validate your permissions, click here.
- Under the Students tab, select Manage Students Beta.
- Locate the students who will have access to the translation tool. If user groups have been set up, select all students in a group by using the Groups filter.
- Check the box on the left next to each student's name, or select all by clicking the check box at the top of the column.
- From the Update Student Options dropdown, select Text Translation.
- Click the radio button next to Enable Text Translation, then click Save.
- A confirmation screen will appear, then click OK.
- Users with the permission "View Bulk Action History" can check the status of enabling text translation on the Action History tab.
- Click here to show students how to translate the text in another language.