Audio Options

This topic explains how to pause or mute audio when reading books and how to turn off audio for students. Note: Some advanced or specialized books may not include audio; in those cases the Play/Pause button will not be available. All books within the myON core collection include audio.

Pause Audio

The Pause/Play button is on the left side of the bar at the bottom of the page. Select this button to start playing audio (if it is not already playing).

select play button

When audio is playing, the button changes to Pause. If you select this button, the audio and highlighting will be paused for just that page, but will start again when the page is turned.

select pause button

Audio Volume

The Volume button is next to the Play/Pause button at the bottom of the page. To change the volume of audio, select the button and move the circle up (for louder) or down (for softer).

volume control

Go Back 10 Seconds

When you are playing audio for a book, if you want the audio to go back 10 seconds, select the button with a "10" on it next to the volume button.

select go back

Turn Off Audio for Students (Faculty)

Audio can be turned off completely for an individual student or for multiple students at once.

  1. From your dashboard, click Classroom, then Students.
  2. select Classroom then Students

  3. Check the box/boxes next to each student for whom audio should be turned off. Then, click the Select an Action drop-down list and choose Audio Setting.
  4. select drop-down then Audio Setting

  5. In the Select Audio Setting drop-down list, select Always Off.
  6. select audio setting always off

  7. A message will appear, asking you to confirm the change to audio settings; select Yes.
  8. Another way to turn off audio is through the Reading Options when creating/editing projects.  Refer to How to Create Projects (Faculty) or How To Edit Projects (Faculty) for more information on this option.

Speed of Audio

There is an option to adjust the audio speed while reading a book. If you open the Settings in the menu bar on the right, you'll see an Audio Speed setting. Move the circle to the right to speed up the audio, or move it to the left to slow down the audio. The arrow above the slider will show you if you are playing audio at normal speed (audio speed normal), at a faster speed (audio speed faster), at the fastest speed (audio speed fastest), or at a slower speed (audio speed slower).

select audio speed

Other Considerations

The device that you’re reading books on needs to have working audio.