Texthelp Features

This article highlights the Texthelp features found in Lincoln Learning content and Texthelp features found in the Online Buzz Assessments through Lincoln.

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Accessing Texthelp

Content Texthelp

To open the Texthelp toolbar within the course content, click the expand icon (chevron) to the left of the arrow icon. This can also be used to move the toolbar within the screen. 

Online Buzz Assessment Texthelp

To open the Texthelp toolbar within an online Buzz assessment, click the ear icon to launch the Text to speech feature.

TIP: If your Online Buzz Assessment Texthelp toolbar is not expanded once launched, click the expand icon (chevron) to the right of the arrow icon. This can also be used to move the toolbar within the screen. 

Texthelp Full Toolbar

This is the full-feature toolbar associated to Lincoln Learning content. You can drag and move the toolbar as needed by clicking and holding the arrow icon.

IMPORTANT:  Texthelp is unable to read embedded content and content attached to questions, such as literary passages.

Content Texthelp

To close the Texthelp toolbar, you must click the expand icon again, and the options will be hidden.

Online Buzz Assessment Texthelp

To close the Texthelp toolbar, you must click the ear icon again, and the options will be hidden.

WARNING: This is only available in online Buzz Assessments. This toolbar is slightly different from our course content toolbar.

Click to Speak

The Click to Speak button will read text aloud from a selected starting point.

TIP: You must unselect Click to Speak to stop this action fully.

Content Texthelp

Online Buzz Assessment Texthelp

WARNING: It will read the entire sentence the word is in and then continue to read the rest of the page.

Play

You can highlight a word, phrase, or paragraph and select Play. This will read the selected area.

Content Texthelp

Online Buzz Assessment Texthelp

IMPORTANT: The highlighted text will be read aloud, and the reading will continue in the response area until you click Pause or Stop. 

WARNING: If you select to have a response read, this feature will select that response as the answer. Re-read the question and selected response before going to the next question.

Pause and Stop

Pause (two parallel lines icon) will pause the action. Stop (square icon) will stop the action.

Content Texthelp

Online Buzz Assessment Texthelp

Translate

The Translate button will translate selected words, phrases, or paragraphs into a determined language. A popup will display the translated word. Click the play button in the popup to hear its pronunciation.

NOTE: The Settings feature determines the language the translator uses. There are multiple languages to select from in this area.

Content Texthelp

Online Buzz Assessment Texthelp

Dictionary

The Dictionary button provides the meaning of unknown words. Highlight an unknown word and click the Dictionary button. A popup will display the definition of the word. Click the play button to have the definition read aloud.

Content Texthelp

Online Buzz Assessment Texthelp

TIP: You can only select and define a single word. This function does not work with paired words or phrases. Additionally, not all words may have a definition. 

WARNING: If you select a response to be defined, this may select that response as the answer. Re-read the question and selected response before going to the next question.

Picture Dictionary

The Picture Dictionary button provides a picture that helps you understand the meaning of unknown words. Highlight an unknown word and click the Picture Dictionary button. A popup will display a picture of the word.

TIP: Like using the Dictionary, this only works for one word at a time. Additionally, not all words may have a definition. 

WARNING: If you select a response to be visually defined, this may select that response as the answer. Re-read the question and selected response before going to the next question.

Content Texthelp

NOTE: There is no Picture Dictionary button in the Content Texthelp toolbar.

Online Buzz Assessment Texthelp

Sticky Notes

The Sticky Note button allows you to type notes directly on a learning object.

Sticky notes and highlights remain visible until they are deleted, even if you navigate away from an activity.

TIP: You must unselect Sticky Notes to stop this action fully.

Content Texthelp

Online Buzz Assessment Texthelp

NOTE:  There is no Sticky Note button in the Online Buzz Assessment Texthelp toolbar.

Screen Mask

The Screen Mask button highlights a section of the screen that allows you to focus on a specific area. Click the Screen Mask button and it will appear. You can move it up and down on your screen. 

TIP: You must unselect Screen Mask to stop this action fully.

Content Texthelp

NOTE:  There is no Screen Mask button in the Content Texthelp toolbar.

Online Buzz Assessment Texthelp

Text Magnifier

Selecting the Text Magnifier button will enlarge words you click on and read them to you.

Clicking the Text Magnifier will also activate the Click to Speak button. Deselecting the Text Magnifier will return the text to its original size.

TIP:  Both Text Magnifier and Click to Speak must be deselected to stop this action.

Content Texthelp

NOTE:  There is no Text Magnifier button in the Content Texthelp toolbar.

Online Buzz Assessment Texthelp

Highlighting

Highlighting allows you to highlight, using up to four colors, and strikethrough text directly on an activity. 

Content Texthelp

Online Buzz Assessment Texthelp

WARNING: If you select a response to be highlighted, this may select that response as the answer. Re-read the question and selected response before going to the next question.

TIP: You must unselect highlight to stop this action fully.

Settings

The Settings box allows you to define the voice speed, text highlight color, speech mode, and translation languages.

Content Texthelp

Speech tab in the Content Texthelp is where you define voice speed, text highlight color, and speech mode.

Translations tab in the Content Texthelp is where you define languages utilized by the translate button.

Online Buzz Assessment Texthelp

General tab in the Online Buzz Assessment Texthelp is where you define voice speed, text highlight color, and speech modem and Text magnifier size.

Translations tab in the Online Buzz Assessment Texthelp is where you define languages.

Screen Tools tab in the Online Buzz Assessment Texthelp is where you define screen mask settings.

Video Resources

For additional support with Texthelp, please review the videos below. 

What is Texthelp? Video:  This video introduces Texthelp, a learning tool that can read text aloud, take notes, and more.

Notetaking Using Texthelp: Video:  This video highlights Texthelp's notetaking features.

Tips for Using Assessment Texthelp in Buzz: Video:  This Desk of PD video highlights the features of Assessment Texthelp in Buzz and provides tips on how students can use these features to assist them with online assessments.

 

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