Reader Support is available in most Plato curriculum and assessments. This includes:
- Text to Speech
- Dictionary Look-Up
Note: Depending on the content, the Reader Support feature may only be available when opened as a learner and not available when previewing as an educator.
Text to Speech
Provides Learners the ability to click anywhere within a courseware activity or an assessment,and hear it read aloud; they can also highlight specific portions of the text to have only the selected text read aloud. This feature is available in tutorials, applications, mastery tests, assessments, offline activities, and Plato Learning Environment® (PLE) launched and framed web pages. Learners can use the pause, stop, forwards and backwards buttons as needed to support student fluency. Two different reader voice options are available to choose from. The Text to Speech option is available in English only.
This brand new feature allows students to highlight any text within course level assessments. There are four different colors to use for highlighting; yellow, green, cyan (blue), and magenta. All highlighting is persistent, and can be cleared if wanted. Educators will be able to see what students have highlighted when reviewing their results. This feature is only available in course level assessments.
Allows Learners to copy and paste a word, or type text into reader support, then by clicking Translate, the text will be translated into one of 16 languages including Chinese – Simplified, Chinese - Traditional, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese, Haitian Creole, Korean, Arabic, Hindi, Hmong Daw, Polish, and Urdu. This feature is not available in course level assessments.
Allows Learners to copy and paste a word, or type a word into reader support and see the definition of that word in either English or Spanish, along with an audio pronunciation in English. Learners can also bring in text from offline activities when the curriculum is open. Dictionary Look-Up is not available in course level assessments.
What Plato content contains selectable text for Reader Support?
Not all Plato activities contain selectable text for Reader Support. To check an activity for selectable text, use your mouse to select the text on screen. If the text is selectable, you may copy and paste it into the Reader Support tools.
See the link below for more information on how Learners use Reader Support in Plato content:
Having trouble loading Reader Support?
If students are unable to load the Reader Support feature, it may be due to restrictions on the network. For details on URL's that need to be allowed, refer to Which URLs/IPs/domains need to be accessible in order to run PLATO lessons.
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