This article is your guide to using Speakable assignments on an Android phone or tablet, covering the vital steps: accessing Speakable through Chrome, granting microphone permissions, tackling potential microphone issues, and of course, acing your speaking assignments. By adhering to these steps, you are arming yourself with the tools to get the best out of Speakable's speech-practice capabilities.
Your journey begins by launching Speakable through the Chrome browser. This is not a random choice – Speakable's features are designed to work optimally on Chrome, ensuring a smooth, frustration-free user experience. So, fire up Chrome and navigate to the Speakable website. If you're a first-timer, it's easy to set up an account. If you're a returning user, just sign in and voilà – you are presented with your list of active assignments. The user-friendly interface makes navigation a breeze.
One of the great features of Speakable is the interactive nature of its speaking assignments. This necessitates granting the platform access to your microphone. The first time you open an assignment, Speakable will prompt you to grant these permissions. Clicking "Allow" is all it takes. However, if for any reason you deny access or if your microphone develops issues, there's a simple fix. You can adjust your mic permissions through Chrome's settings. Simply click on the three dots at the top-right corner of your Chrome browser window, select "Settings", proceed to "Privacy and security", click on "Site settings", and finally navigate to "Microphone". Here, you can adjust permissions to ensure Speakable can access your microphone.
Despite our best efforts, technical difficulties can sometimes arise. If you or your students encounter challenges with microphone access or if Speakable doesn’t seem to recognize voices, don't fret. We have a dedicated support article, "Speakable isn’t recognizing my (or my students) voice," which provides an exhaustive guide on troubleshooting and resolving such issues. This way, you're never stranded – assistance is always at hand.
With the preliminaries out of the way, it's time to delve into the speaking assignment. When you're ready to begin, simply click on the "Start" button. Speakable will present you with a prompt or instructions. Your task is to voice your response, adhering strictly to the instructions. The assignments are designed to be challenging yet fun, providing a unique opportunity for language practice.