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Chromebook Getting Started Guide

When using Rosetta Stone for the first time on a Chromebook, there are a few things you’ll want to set up first so your learners will have the best experience possible.


Rosetta Stone Speech Recognition is compatible with USB headsets with microphone or single pin 3.5mm earbuds with microphone. If your learners will be using a USB headset, please note the USB Ports section below.
USB Ports​

User-added imageThe majority of Chromebooks today will have two types of USB ports: 2.0 and 3.0. The easiest way to tell the difference is that USB 3.0 ports have a blue tab in the port and USB 2.0 is usually black as seen on the left.

Make sure that your learner’s USB headset is plugged into the USB 2.0 port prior to accessing the program. This will aid in the setup of the microphone.

Single Pin 3.5mm earbuds with microphone

User-added imageIf your learners will be using 3.5mm earbuds, it’s important to note that in order to use speech recognition activities, it will need to have a microphone and have a single pin to plug into the Chromebook. You’ll know if your earbuds have a microphone if the pin has three stripes as shown here.

Chrome Browser Updates

User-added imageFor the best experience, you’ll want to make sure that Chrome is up to date. To check this, open the Chrome browser and type chrome://help. Chrome will let you know if it’s up to date and if not, give you the option to update it.

Chrome Browser Configuration

Once you log into the program and start a lesson, a prompt will appear to select and configure your microphone. In the past few years, Chrome has implemented security measures that prompt users to grant permission for use of the microphone. Because of this, you’ll want to follow our step by step guide on Headset Selection and Configuration. Once those steps have been followed, your Chromebook will remember the settings and the program will be ready for anyone to use.

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