netTrekker allows you to modify your preferred way of viewing netTrekker. You access My Preferences from the user menu drop-down box next to your username. You can change your Academic Level and change your Texthelp preferences. Teachers and Administrators can also change their default Standards setting.
Click on My Preferences, then choose which of your preferences you would like to change.
A. Change Your Academic Level
Choose the academic level you would like as your new default level.
The original default corresponds to the academic level of the organization to which you belong. (If you are a registered user from a middle school, your default academic level is Middle.) If you wish to change this, click on the drop-down menu and select a new level.
B. Change Your Texthelp Translation Preferences
Select languages for your Translation preferences. The default language for Translations From: is English. The default language for the Translations To: is Spanish. You can change the FROM language if the web page you have accessed is in a language other than English. You can change the TO language if you want to translate the text of the web page you have accessed into a language other than Spanish. Language options include Arabic, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Czech, English, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, and Thai.
C. Change Your Standards
netTrekker defaults standards to your state/province of residence but you can change that default. Click on the drop-down menu and select a new state/province for your default standards. (If you only want to see a different state’s standards temporarily, you can select it when you click on the Standards tab).
D. Read Aloud Settings, and E. Speed
Set your text-to-speech player defaults.
Your Read Aloud text-to-speech preferences default to Voice: Ava, and Speed: Normal. If you wish to change the voice, click the drop-down menu and select from the two voices available. You can listen to a sample of each voice by clicking on the . If you wish to change the speed at which the text is read, drag the slider to the speed of your choice.
In order for any changes to your preferences to be activated, be sure to click when you are finished.