Have you tried ReadSpeaker yet?
ReadSpeaker, a text to speech tool, appears as a widget in the lower left-hand corner of your screen when in MySCU Blackboard. Click on the widget to expand it and it will automatically start reading the web page for you. Having difficulty finding the widget? Select any text on the page, and the 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 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!