Microsoft Translator - For Students
This document shows how students can use Microsoft Translator along with a professor's PowerPoint presentations to get automatic subtitles and translations. The professor must be using Microsoft Translator on the PowerPoint displayed in class in order for students to use this feature.
- Open a web browser and go to the translate.it web address that appears on your professor’s presentation screen (E.g.: www.translate.it/VWXYZ)
- On the translate.it page, enter your name or nickname
- Select your preferred language from the drop-down menu
- Microsoft Translator can translate from the presenter’s language to your preferred language. Be aware that the original transcription may contain errors; ask for clarity when needed.
- Click Enter
- Once you've joined the conversation, you can choose to show the speaker's original language beneath the translation. Click on the Settings icon and turn on “Show original message” to enable this feature.
- If the professor unmutes the audience, you can talk or type into the text box provided. Otherwise, you will only be able to read the professor’s transcribed presentation text.
- To leave the conversation, click the Leave button in the upper-right corner of the screen.
- Once you leave the conversation, you will not be able to view it later. However, you can save a text file of the transcript by clicking the Save transcript link on the window that appears as you are leaving.