Audio Options

This topic explains how to disable, pause, or mute audio when reading books. 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 in the middle of the menu bar. 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.

Mute Audio

The Mute/Unmute button is next to the Play/Pause button in the menu bar. If you press Mute/Unmute, the book will remain on mute until you press Play.

Disable Audio (Faculty)

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

  1. From your dashboard, click Classroom, then Students.
  2. Check the box/boxes next to each student who needs audio disabled. Then, click the Select an Action drop-down list and choose Audio Setting.
  3. In the Select Audio Setting drop-down list, select Always Off.
  4. A message will appear, asking you to confirm the change to audio settings; select Yes.
  5. 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. Click one of the arrows to the right of the play button if you wish to speed up the audio, or click the arrow to the left of the play button to slow down the audio.

Other Considerations

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