Add a dictation tool for assignment submissions

  • Dictation is an assistive technology tool that can help kids with writing issues.

  • With dictation technology, kids can write words by speaking them aloud.

  • Dictation is sometimes called “speech-to-text,” “voice-to-text” or “speech recognition” technology.

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Having a dictation tool built into Canvas would allow K-5 students with little to no assistance or support to generate responses at the push of a button, which would remove or decrease educational/learning barriers. The idea would be to increase their typing experience over time and give them more control of submitting their assignments at the start.

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Status changed to: Open


Thanks for sharing this idea. As it moves forward for broader discussion, you might also want to join the different-yet-related conversation at Request for voice-to-text authoring tool in Canvas pages.

Status changed to: Archived
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