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.
- Does the text translation tool work on eDynamic Learning courses?
It does not.
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.
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 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.
Click the Manage Students button from the homepage.
- Click the Filters button.
- Add or remove filters to manage specific students. To find out about each filter, click here.
- Select Apply.
- 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.
- Under Update Student Options, click Text Translation.
- Select the radio button to Enable or Disable Text Translation for the students.
- Click Save.
- A confirmation screen will show the change was made successfully. Click OK.
If Disabled was selected, then the confirmation page will say "Disabled."