Taking a Reading Assignment

Your teacher might ask you to take a Reading Assignment using your computer. You will read text out loud — here’s how to do it!

Test your Microphone

When you first open your assignment, you’ll see a record button. Select it.

An image of the Microphone check screen with a red microphone check button in the center.

You might see a pop up on your screen that looks like this:

An image of the Microphone check screen with a pop-up box with an arrow pointed to the allow button.

Press “Allow”. If you’re having trouble, ask your teacher for help.

When the recording starts, say your name out loud.

An image of the Microphone check screen with a red microphone check button in the center and a message asking you to say something.

If you can hear your voice played back to you, your microphone worked! Hit the thumbs up button. If you can’t hear your voice, hit the thumbs down button.

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Then watch a video about using the recording feature.

Hit the "begin now" button to start your assignment.

Make sure you’re recording and read the words out loud.

If you see this red button, it means your microphone is recording.

An image of the Microphone button while it’s recording

You can press the button to pause your recording and press it again to continue. Make sure you’re recording and read the words out loud.

Turning the Page

Use the green buttons to move to the next page or to go back.

An image of the reading assignment with two green arrows at both sides of the screen.

Answering the Questions

After you read the Passage out loud, you’ll see some questions. Answer the questions out loud, too. You can type in the box if you’d like, but you don’t have to.

If you want to hear the question, click the play button next to the question.