When creating a Quiz or Study Pack, you can turn on the Text-to-Speech function, which allows students to have the questions (and where relevant, the answers) read aloud to them.
To enable Text-to-Speech for a Quiz or Study Pack, select SHOW ADVANCED OPTIONS, then switch the ENABLE TEXT TO SPEECH toggle on (so it goes green).
When students revise a Quiz or Study Pack using flashcards, they will see an audio symbol next to the question and the model answer. When answering a quiz the audio symbol will appear alongside the question and (if MCQ) the answer options:
When they click on the symbol, the text will be read aloud to them:
Limitations: In some contexts, particularly mathematics, the Text-to-Speech function may not read the question or answer as expected. For example, if you have a maths formula written as 'a x b = y', the 'a' will be read as AH rather than EY, so you may need to re-write the question with a capital A instead.
Decimal points can also cause some issues, e.g.:
This question is read as 'What is 29 [pause] 4 by 37' rather than as 'What is 29 point 4 multiplied by 37'. It is only the first decimal that is read as a pause instead - if 37 was 3.7, that would be read correctly as 3 point 7.
This style of question also presents issues, as it is read aloud as 'underscore underscore underscore EX 8 equals 24'.
Please do let us know of any other problematic readings you and your students find along the way, as this will be helpful in ensuring we can continually improve this function (firstname.lastname@example.org).