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Text-to-Speech Solution for Canvas LMS

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ReadSpeaker is a certified partner of Canvas and our assistive technology is fully integrated in the LMS. Text-to-speech functionality is simply added as Global JavaScript, so the entire content is instantly speech-enabled with just a click of the Listen button.

  • Support students and teachers
  • Provide accessibility and inclusion
  • Read aloud all files and documents
  • Add voice to assignments and assessments within the Canvas environment

A complete set of text-to-speech learning tools for Canvas

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  • Seamlessly integrated and easy to use.
  • High-quality, natural-sounding voices.
  • Assessment, accessibility, and accommodations support directly within the Canvas environment.
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Computers and phones show text to speech in Canvas LMS.


  • Can be activated in Canvas on a school-by-school or theme-by-theme basis.

  • Just one click to listen and follow along with the highlighted text.

  • Synchronized Highlighting – The text is highlighted by word and/or sentence as it is being read.

  • Read Selected Text – Select any text and click the Listen button to listen to it.

  • Floating Listen button, player, and menu stay visible when scrolling down on a page and can be conveniently repositioned the by user.

  • User Settings – Customize reading speed, highlighting colors, and more.

  • Click and Listen allows users to use the mouse to click on the text that should be read, or use the keyboard to navigate to and select the text section to read.

  • Text Mode shows the content in an easy-to-read format, using font, size, and colors of your choice.

  • Integrated reading and translation tools.

  • Audio File – Download an mp3 audio file of the content for offline listening.

  • Quick and easy access to all features through expandable player and menu.

  • Fully Cloud-Based – No installation required to use ReadSpeaker in Canvas.

  • Customer-specific pronunciation dictionary.

  • Online Statistics – The ReadSpeaker Customer Portal contains detailed usage information, including which pages have been listened to and when.

  • Step-by-step instructions and a readily-available support team if you should need any help.

FAQ about Canvas TTS

Accessibility for the Canvas learning environment means making sure that content is accessible by all students, including students with disabilities. More than just a screen reader for those with physical disabilities, accessibility addresses all content, even rich content, so that any student can access any course content.

ReadSpeaker for Canvas allows administrators to provide accessible, speech-enhanced content for all students as well as those needing IEPs or other accommodations. Inclusive learning tools level the playing field for all learners and improve learning outcomes for all.

ReadSpeaker for Canvas functionality is added quickly and easily as Global JavaScript, so all content is instantly speech-enabled with a press of the Listen button.

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