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  • ReadSpeaker and TextAid, Text to Speed Technology at SCU (Thursday, 23 March 2017)

    Have you tried ReadSpeaker yet?  

    ReadSpeaker, a text to speech tool, appears as a widget little RS widget in the lower left-hand corner of your screen when in MySCU Blackboard. Click on the widget to expand it and it will automaticallyReadSpeaker start reading the web page for you. Having difficulty finding the widget?  Select any text on the page, and the widget little RS widget appears next to your selection. Click it and listen as the highlighted text moves over each word as it is read aloud. You can also download the text as an mp3 file for offline listening. 

    Have you tried TextAid yet?

    TextAid  is a standalone reading, writing and studying tool which is integrated into every MySCU Blackboard site.  It is accessed via the Tools menu. 

    Click the icon TextAid  in Tools to open TextAid, then click New Text for an area to compose text, copy and paste text, or open a document from your computer and have it read back to you. It will also let you download your selected text to an mp3 file to download and listen offline.    TextAid has Spell check and word prediction; a web look up tool for a selected word or text in Wikipedia or by Google Websearch; a personal library where you can save documents and access them from any device; OCR for text in scanned images - translates to text, that can then be read back to you.

    Did you know that TextAid also has a Web Reader ?  This is a tool that enables the ReadSpeaker widget on any website you visit.  

    TextAid and Readspeaker both have a full medical lexicon dictionary and will correctly pronounce medical and anatomical terms.  

    Both tools are 100% web-based and can be accessed on any device with an internet connection. 

    All you need to do is log into mySCU Blackboard first!

  • Mobile@SCU (Tuesday, 3 January 2017)

    Mobile@SCU is a free mobile application that brings university information and services to popular smartphones and mobile devices.

    Mobile@SCU lets the SCU community stay connected wherever they are and offers access to phone directories, campus maps, news, videos, library, iTunesU and MySCU Blackboard.

    Currently available for iOS and Android devices as a free download from the iTunes and Google Play App stores.

    Mobile@SCU information