Updating Text-to-Speech for multiple students

This page will help you enable or disable the text-to-speech option for multiple students. The text-to-speech tool allows students to highlight any text within their course and have it read aloud to them.

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.

How many languages are supported by the text-to-speech translation tool?

If students translate text into Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, or Spanish, they can hear the translation read aloud in that language. The tool also supports read-aloud in English.


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


Need to know how to access this page? View the steps here.


  1. Under More and Update Student Options, click Text-to-Speech


    Your action bar may look different based on your permissions.

  2. Select the radio button to Enable or Disable Text-to-Speech for the students, then click Save.
  3. A confirmation screen will show the change was made successfully. Click OK

    If Disabled was selected, then the confirmation page will say "Disabled."