Working with Video and Audio

Adding Text-to-Speech Narration

 

1.      

Open the Manage menu and click Manage audio.

 

2.               

Click Generate TTS Audio.

 

3.               

First, select a language from the first dropdown menu.

 

4.               

Then, select the gender of the voice you would like to use.

 

5.               

Finally, select a specific voice from the options in the final dropdown list.

 

6.               

You can add a start delay for your narration using the box at the top.

 

7.               

When you are ready, click Save. The narration will be automatically generated and added to the page. Note that the narration is generated based on the text on the course page.

 

8.               

The editing toolbar contains a menu of actions that can help you edit your narration once it has been added. These actions can be found under the TTS Tools menu.

 

9.               

To make a change, select a section of text on the page, and click an option from the list.

·      Using the Emphasis option, you can add additional emphasis to a word or phrase.

·      You can change how a word or phrase is narrated by Substituting Text for the narration. 

·      Using the Say As option, you can define how a particular word or phrase should be read (for example as a unit or spelled-out).

·      Using the Break option, you can add a break of a specified duration in between a particular sentence or paragraph.

·      Under the Limit Recordable Content menu, you can select which text should or should not be included in the narration.

10.            

Make sure to click Publish if you make any changes.