Apply Today!   or call   1.800.667.2623
Carlton Trail College
Apply Today
0 items
Apply Today
Apply Today
Apply Today

Tech Information and Resources

Carlton Trail College delivers its programs through a Blended Learning Approach that combines in-person classes with online learning and collaboration.  Here is some information and resources that may help you in your studies.

Learn more about Blended Learning here.

If you are a member of the Carlton Trail College community and need help with your technology, submit a support request through our Computer and Technology Help Desk.

There are many online learning tools that may help you in your studies.  Please see the list below.

App. or Tool

What is this for or what does it do? Where can you use it? Link to Support or App.
Zoom Video conferencing, collaboration and webinars On any web browser Zoom Help Center - Joining a Meeting
Microsoft Teams Session Video conferencing, messaging and collaboration On any web browser Microsoft Support - Scheduling and Joining a Meeting
Open LMS Collaborate Video conferencing, messaging and collaboration On any web browser but Google Chrome is preferred Open LMS - Student Help

This program will read out loud to you web pages in the Chrome browser, Google Docs and accessible PDFs.

On web pages in the Google Chrome browser

Watch How to Install and Use ClaroRead

Install ClaroRead Chrome Extension

Coggle Collaborative mind mapping and real-time brainstorming 

Integrates with Google Drive, so you can organize your mindmaps and easily share with your existing Google contacts. 

Install Coggle Chrome App
Color Enhancer A customizable color filter for people who are partially color-blind that is applied to webpages to improve color perception. Most Google Chrome webpages Install Color Enhancer
Dictation in Microsoft Use to dictate words into MS Word, Outlook, MS PowerPoint or MS OneNote  MS Word, Outlook, MS Powerpoint, OneNote  

Dictate Text Using Speech Recognition

Dictate Your Documents in Word

Dictate Your Emails in Outlook 

Dictate Your Presentations and Slide Notes in PowerPoint

Dictate Your Notes in One Note (only available to Microsoft 365 Subscribers for Windows and Mac desktop) 

 Dyslexia Friendly  

Increases readability of websites by changing to easier-to-read fonts and adding visual enhancements such as contrast between paragraphs and a reading ruler

 Most Google Chrome webpages

Install Dyslexia Friendly Chrome Extension

 Google Translate  Use to translate words and phrases while browsing the web Most web browsers such as Google Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge Browser

Watch How to Install and Use Google Translate

Install Google Translate Chrome Extension

Immersive Reader A free tool, built into Word, OneNote, Outlook, Office Lens, Microsoft Teams, Forms, Flipgrid, Minecraft Education Edition and the Edge browser, that implement proven techniques to improve reading and writing for people regardless of their age or ability. Uses Google Chrome brouser and works with MS Word, MS OneNote, Outlook, etc.

Watch Video About Immersive Reader

Information about Immersive Reader

Mercury Reader Removes ads and distractions on webpages in the Google Chrome browsers   Most Google Chrome webpages  Install Mercury Reader
Read Aloud Allows you to select from a variety of text-to-speech voices Most Google Chrome webpages

Watch How to Install and Use Read Aloud

Install Read Aloud Chrome Extension

Voice Type (for Google Docs) Use to type and edit by speaking in Google Docs or Google Slides speaker's notes Google Chrome browser How to Use Voice Type for Google Docs or Google Slides

Speechnotes is a free alternative to Dragon NaturallySpeaking software for dictation purposes

Chrome and Edge browsers Speechnotes | Speech to Text Online Notepad

Fill website forms and inputs with your voice, via latest Speech-To-Text technology, for free

 Chrome and Edge browsers  VoiceFiller Speech To Text for Website Forms - Chrome Web Store (
Talk & Write

Talk & Write is an extension for Chrome browsers that helps you type text using your voice. Read text content and it will be typed to a notepad where you can edit it as you like.

 Chrome and Edge browsers  Talk and Write (
Dictation for Gmail

Open a new message (or reply to an existing one), click the Microphone icon located to the right of the Send button. Dictate your message in any of the supported 60 languages.

Used to compose email for Gmail Dictation for Gmail - Chrome Web Store (
Dictation Box

Live Speech and Commands Recognition using Dictation Box.  

 Chrome and Edge browsers  

DictationBox - Chrome Web Store (


Carlton Trail College Student Services