assessmentQ contains the following supporting tools for participants:
- Text to Speech allows the participants to have the content read aloud
- Character map allows the participants to insert special characters easily
- Standard or scientific calculator
- Text highlighter: allows the participants to highlight words in longer texts
- Custom button: allows the participants to use a supporting tool you can define, like a dictionary or a translation tool.
Activating or deactivating supporting tools in an assignment is done via the assignment template.
The buttons of the activated tools will be shown to the participants in the top bar of the player.
Note:The calculator can be activated on item level or on assignment level. The other supporting tools can only be activated on assignment level.
Proceed as follows to (de)activate a supporting tool in an assignment template:
- Select Settings in the central menu of assessmentQ .
- Select Assignment templates in the navigation bar on the left-hand side of your screen.
- Click on the template you want to edit.
Result: The first tab Correction and feedback of the assignment template is opened.
- Open the tab Buttons and labels.
- Activate or deactivate the buttons for the supporting tools you need.
Tip: If you select the calculator, specify whether the calculator should only be used in the items where the calculator is activated or in all items. In case the calculator should be used in all items, choose either the standard or the scientific calculator.
- If you want to change the name of the buttons, select the language(s) of your choice in the Properties pane at the right and rename them in the selected language.
Result: The changes are saved automatically.
Note: Not all supporting tools are enabled by default. If you want them to be activated in your assessmentQ environment, please get in touch with our support team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Customers who are interested in using the text to speech have to purchase a Readspeaker SpeechCloud API licence.