Read Aloud has a number of settings. In most cases the default settings will be fine. Some defaults can be set in the Read Aloud plugin's admin settings. In each activity however they can be overridden by the activity creator.The main settings are explained here:
This is the passage that student will read. It should not contain any html formatting (size, color etc) or images. In general the passage should be longer than the student can read in the allotted time. This allows you to get a meaningful WPM score for each student.
This is the text that will be displayed during the mic test and reading phase of the activity. It appears at the top of the page. The default welcome message can be set in the activity admin settings.
This will be displayed after the student has finished reading just beneath the title of the activity. I
If you are generating a gradebook entry from the student's reading, this number is important. If they reach the target WPM they will be graded 100% and for lower scores will be receive a percentage grade calculated as:
(WPM / Target WPM) x 100.
For the fun auto grading features to work AI must be enabled. Most Poodll regions AWS regions will work, but note that Tokyo, Japan does not support transcription (AI) so please choose a different region in that case.
Mins : Secs of reading time
Usually the student has 1 minute to read and the passage is longer than any student can finish.
Which AWS region to use to store and process recordings. NB Tokyo, Japan does NOT support machine evaluation.
Days to keep file
The number of days to keep the students recording on AWS
Read Aloud will submit the machine evaluation to the gradebook by default. When a human evaluation of an attempt is made, that will be submitted to the gradebnook replacing the machine grade. If "Never use machine evaluation" is selected, the machine evaluation will never be sent to the gradebook.
What to show students on the review page, after they have attempted and received a machine or human evaluation.
Link to next activity
(optional) a link to an activity the student should proceed to after this.
This allows a teacher to follow up a Read Aloud activity with a related task, such as a comprehension quiz.