Ensuring our content is accessible to students is part of our mission, and we're working hard to achieve that goal. We know having our content translated can be a necessity for your students to be able to fully utilize Albert, so we've highlighted the Chrome Extension that we think works best with Albert. Google Translate™ integrates quickly and easily into the Google Chrome browser on your students' computers. If your students are using different devices to interact with Albert, let us know and we can help you find an appropriate solution!
Using Google Translate™
Google Translate™ enables you and your students to translate an entire webpage, phrase, or a single word to a multitude of different languages.
Getting Set Up
Follow this link to read more about Google Translate™ and add it to your or your student's browser. To add this Extension, click the "Add to Chrome" button in the top right of the webpage and then the "Add Extension" button in the subsequent pop-up window. You'll now find the extension shortcut to the right of the search bar on your Google Chrome browser.
Entire Page Translation
To translate all of the text on a page, click on the extension shortcut to the right of the search bar; it is the blue icon with a white "G." This will cause the following popup.
From here, click "Translate this Page" to have the entire page translated to your selected primary language. This tool bar will appear at the top of your page, allowing you to toggle back and forth between the selected language and the original language of the page.
Phrase and Single Word Translation
After adding the Google Translate™ extension to your browser, you can...
- double click on a word
- drag your cursor over a phrase
and then click on the extension shortcut to the right of the search bar; it is the blue icon with a white "G." This will cause the following popup.
You can also customize single word and phrase translation with Google Chrome.
Customizing this Chrome Extension is incredibly straight-forward and gives you two customization options. To navigate to this menu, click on the extension shortcut to the right of the search bar and click "Extension Options" in the resulting pop up.
In this window, you can...
- set your primary language; this is the language that selected content will be translated to.
- select how you want to interact with the single-word and phrase translations. The default is to have an icon pop up when you highlight text, but if you know you are going to use this feature often, I recommend selecting the option to "Immediately display popup." This will save you a click in seeing the text translation!
We're hoping this article helps you more effectively use Albert with your students as we aim to better empower teachers of diverse learners. If you have any more questions, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disclaimer: Google Translate™ is a registered trademark of Google LLC, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.