🌟Read Aloud Accommodation

🎧 Add audio to any question type so students can both listen to and see the content.

You can add audio anywhere that you see the "+" symbol. This means that you can read aloud answer options (for example in Multiple Choice or Multiple Selection questions), and send your feedback messages in audio format instead of text.

Video is an option, too! If recording a short video with your webcam is preferable to recording audio, you can select the "Video" option instead of "Audio."

🎧 Enable text-to-speech capabilities on the student device.


  1. At the bottom right, select the time. Or press Alt + Shift + s.

  2. Select Settings .

  3. At the bottom, select Advanced.

  4. In the "Accessibility" section, select Manage accessibility features.

  5. Under "Text-to-Speech," turn on Enable select-to-speak

iOS Mobile Devices:

  1. Launch Settings from your Home screen

  2. Tap Accessibility

  3. Tap Speech

  4. Tap the switch next to Speak Selection

iOS Desktop/Laptop Devices:

  1. Open “System Preferences”

  2. Choose “Accessibility”

  3. Choose “Speech”

  4. Mark “Speak selected text when the key is pressed”

🌟Audio/Video Response

🎤 Students can respond with audio on Audio Response questions, or record a video with their webcam using Video Response questions (Premium)!

🌟Use the Free Response Question for Choice in Response Type

🎤 Students can respond in a variety of ways on Free Response questions (Premium). Try adding a "Show Your Work" to a Free Response question for even more options!

🌟Chunking Material/Frequent Breaks

All responses in Formative auto-save so students can work on a formative in multiple sessions.  To break up the sessions for the student, try adding a text block after each section notifying the student to stop and take a break.

🌟Insert Support Resources into the Formative

You can add support materials right into your formative!
🧮 Insert an image of a multiplication chart.
🧮 Embed a calculator (4 function or Scientific) from Desmos.
🧮 Insert video tutorials for instruction.

🌟Modify a Grade Level Formative

A formative written can easily be copied and modified for any student.
📍Copy a formative
📍Rename the formative - e.g. "Dividing Decimals Purple Group"
📍Modify the formative to meet student needs - e.g. reduce answer choices on multiple choice questions, add audio, swap out a grade level reading passage for a reading passage on the students' level, add text boxes or videos with additional directions and/or resources, reduce wordiness in math problems, etc....
📍Assign to individuals who need this formative (Premium feature).

🌟Tag and Track Standards according to IEP goals

Add standards to your Standards Set on which your students are learning and tag questions with those standards. Monitor progress towards mastery of standards on the Tracker.

🌟What's Next?

Learn Tips for Differentiation Using Formative!

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