Online Course: Text-to-Speech Narration
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The text-to-speech narration settings control the automated narration for the course's content slide tasks. 

These online course settings are located in the Text-to-Speech Narration accordion of the Course Information workscreen which displays when you add or edit a course.

Text to Speech

This section is only displayed if the account's Enable Text-to-Speech setting is checked. The settings specified are used throughout the entire course.

Settings

Be sure to click Save after changing these settings.

Voice

Select the voice you would like to use for narration.

Effect

Unless it is absolutely necessary, we do not recommend applying an effect. If you choose to select an effect, only one effect can be used for the entire course.

To apply an effect to the voice, select the effect from the list. The available options are:

  • None - no effect is applied to the selected voice
  • Duration - how fast/slow the text is spoken
  • Pitch - how high/low the voice sounds
  • Speed - similar to duration, it affects how fast/slow the text is spoken
  • Robotic - causes an echo-y effect
  • Time - depends on the selected Effect Level

Effect Level

This setting is only available if you've selected an effect other than None. Select the effect level from the list.

EffectEffect Level

Duration

Ranges from:

  • 3: causes the speech to be slower
  • -3: causes speech to be faster

Pitch

Ranges from:

  • 3: causes voice to be higher
  • -3: causes voice to be deeper

Speed

Ranges from:

  • 3: causes the speech to be faster
  • -3: causes the speech to be slower

Robotic

Bullhorn is the only option.

Time

Options include:

  • Echo: causes an echo in the speech
  • Reverb: causes a lingering sound similar to a loudspeaker
  • Flanger: causes a bouncy sound
  • Phase: causes a crackly, almost robotic, sound

Preview

Listen to the selected voice and effect.


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