March 21, 2023
New in Paper Tutoring: Voice Notes
Voice Notes—a new accessibility-minded offering from Paper—is now available for all Paper users!
How does it work?
Voice Notes allows both students and tutors alike to record and send audio messages during Live Help sessions.
Sending a Voice Note in a Live Help session is simple for students: Learners simply select the microphone icon in the chat bar to send a verbal question or response. Before sending the message, they can listen back to their note at a playback speed of their choice. Voice Notes messages sent to them from tutors can also be played back, and students can see a transcription of tutors’ messages.
Which students benefit from this feature?
Paper’s Voice Notes feature will be particularly helpful for students who are actively improving their reading and writing. However, these kinds of learners can benefit as well:
English-language learners or those who struggle with writing might find it easier to chat with a tutor via Voice Notes.
Students who prefer to use iPads or their mobile devices to learn—or only have these tools available outside of school—can opt to send Voice Notes rather than typing out longer questions.
Voice Notes are helpful for students who prefer “talking it out,” or articulating their thoughts verbally.
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As we get closer to new devices being deployed at your site, please follow the checklist below to be sure you are prepared. Failure to complete everything on this list will result in a delay in receiving your device.
Backup and move all files before the techs arrive in your classroom to replace your device.
Clear off your desk to make space for your new device, monitor, docking station, keyboard, and mouse.
Make sure you know your login credentials (email address and login password). If you don't know your username and password, please call the Help Desk at ext. 88830 or 626-396-3699 to verify your identity and have your password reset.
Have old devices ready to be picked up and let the technicians know where they are when they arrive. This includes Chromebooks, Lenovos, desktop computers, and any other old laptops that are more than two years old.