Kami has a number of features that can be used to assist students and help meet the requirements of their individualized education program (IEP).
Collaborative Tools For Working With Students
All of the Comment tools can be used collaboratively with students as they complete their work.
When you create an assignment using Google Classroom or Canvas there are grading integrations with Google Classroom and the Canvas Speed Grader. These allow instructors to follow along with the students as they work and provide assistance and intervention when necessary.
The Grading with Kami feature lets you access the students work from the Grading Viewer in Google Classroom. This can be used to mark the assignment after submission or to follow along with the student's progress and add annotations to provide guidance and assistance.
The Canvas Speed Grader also allows you to view the students work in progress for correction or assistance as needed as well as marking the finished assignment with Kami's tools.
These collaborative tools can also be used when assigning work out as a shared copy for student collaboration within your class as well.
Voice Typing (or Speech-to-Text input)
If a student has accommodations that make typing or writing out their answers and notes difficult we're able to use the microphone to transcribe text directly in the text box. This feature can be found in both the Text Comment tool and the Text Box tool:
The option for the Text Box tool can be found in the Text formatting bar at the top of the screen once a text box is created.
Voice Comments are also a useful way for students to add notes to their work. If the student has any difficulty using the Voice Typing function to transcribe their voice into text, students can always use Voice Comments to record their voice directly.
Reading pages aloud with the Text-to-Speech tool
Students are able to have the content of a page read aloud* to them using the Text-to-Speech tool. This can be a great way for students to follow the text in reading exercises.
You can adjust the speech rate and volume so that the text is read at a comfortable pace for the student.
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If you have any issues selecting the text on the page please refer to our article on the OCR tool.
*The Text-to-Speech tool is able to read any text that is embedded on the document, however at this stage it is not able to read out Text Comments or the content from inserted text boxes without those annotations being flattened first.