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Enabling Text Translation for a Student

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 for some supported languages. 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.


This feature allows a student to translate text onscreen to another language.

To follow the steps listed below, you will need to have "Edit Students" checked under Student Accounts. To validate your permissions, click here.

  1. Under the Students tab, type the student's name in the search bar.
    MS-Selected Students tab- search student.png
  2. Click the student's name once it appears below the search box.
    MS-Selected Students tab- click Student name.png
  3. The student's name will emerge to the left of the other tabs.
    MS-Selected Students tab- gold tab.png
  4. Under the student's name tab, click the option with the student's name, username, and ID.
    MS- editing a student account- select student information.png
  5. Scroll to the User Options section.
    MS-Student_Profile-user_options-with_border.png
  1. Check the Text Translation box. 
    MS-Student_Profile-user_options-with_border-enable_text_translation.png

    Find the languages available for translation here.

  2. Click Update Student
    MS-user_options- update student.png
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