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Voice Features Help

Live Caption and Auto Recording

The system detects when you are speaking and records it for you and your chat partner. It also provides the text you spoke. This is saved and available at any time so you can review what you have learned.

  • Click the Call icon at the top of the chat messages window.
    Assuming your microphone is enabled in the browser, the system will turn on the microphone immediately, If you are chatting with yourself. The audio panel appears:
    Microphone mute button - Green indicates mic is On. Click to mute. Click again to unmute.

    Record and caption controls - The sliding green bar indicates automatic mode: the recording and caption is ready and listening for your speech. Just talk and the system will record and provide captioning to you and your partner. While recording, the small grey inner circle will glow red. Click anywhere to pause this feature. The green bar will freeze in place. Click again to unpause.

    End call button. Click to end audio. The audio panel will disappear.

  • Say something. The system should record your speech and a speech bubble with a play button should appear in the message window.
  • If you are prompted to enable the microphone, choose Yes or Allow.
  • If nothing happens, make sure your mic is enabled in your browser. Click the padlock in your browser's address bar. Choose either Ask or Allow for the Microphone.
  • Say something else. The system should automatically record this and add a second speech bubble to your messages window.
  • Click on the Settings icon in the top right corner and change the "Recognize speech in" language to the language you are learning (target language). Click OK.
  • Say something in your target language. Tips:
  • For best audio, turn off other apps or web pages that use the mic or stream data, like the camera or Zoom or a backup app.
  • Miniimize background noise. Use an external mic and earphones if necessary.
  • Audio quality may vary by device and connection speed. Even if recorded quality is not excellent, the live voice chat quality is usually very good. So please do try it with a partner.
  • To turn off recording, click or tap on the Record icon
    The small green bar underneath will stop sliding to indicate the recorder is no longer listening.

    Edit the Speech Recognition Result (Closed Captioning)

    The system's speech recognition is not perfect. You can edit it at anytime to help your partner.
    1. At any voice message, click on the More Options icon.
    2. A small menu appears above. Click on the Edit icon.
    3. An edit box appears and you can edit the result. Click Send.
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