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Catalyst Headset Configuration Guide


Rosetta Stone's speech recognition software is a crucial component of your language learning journey. This article's purpose is to help you configure you headset so that you can make the most of your learning opportunity. This article will focus on the Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge web browsers. This is because Adobe Flash Player, for the time being, is required to run several of Rosetta Stone's programs and these two web browsers have the Flash plugin built in.

The Rosetta Stone Catalyst program takes your current experience with the language you are learning (based either on self assessment or a placement test depending on the language) and places you into 1 of 3 learning programs that will best suit your level of learning. Each program differs from the others and therefore have different steps for headset configuration. Please click on the link below for your program's specific instructions:

If you are having trouble getting your device to recognize your headset, please visit this link for more information on device configurations. 

If you are having trouble getting your browser to recognize your microphone or Flash, please visit this link for extra steps to take.
 

Foundations

The first time you configure your headset on Foundations, Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge may ask you for permission to access your microphone. It is important that you allow the website to use the microphone. Please note, third party messages may mention camera permissions, but Rosetta Stone will not use your camera.
 
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If you've accidentally blocked your microphone or need to change these permissions, here's how: Google Chrome is on the left and Microsoft Edge is on the right. Be sure to refresh or reload your page to ensure that the changes take place.
 
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Foundations will also request permission to use Flash. It is also vital to allow the website access to this. Select "Allow" and "Remember" on the Flash pop up. At this time, please also click on the small microphone icon on the box and make sure that your headset is listed as a usable device and that it the input meter responds to sounds.
 
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Once you have allowed the website access to Flash and the microphone, you will begin the headset setup process. The program will have you select your headset and repeat "1...2...3...4...5...". After a brief pause for the program to analyze your speech, it will pass the headset configuration process and you will be ready to learn.
 
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Advanced English for Business

The first time you configure your headset on Advanced English for Business, Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge may ask you for permission to access your microphone. It is important that you allow the website to use the microphone. Please note, third party messages may mention camera permissions, but Rosetta Stone will not use your camera.
 
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If you've accidentally blocked your microphone or need to change these permissions, here's how: Google Chrome is on the left and Microsoft Edge is on the right. Be sure to refresh or reload your page to ensure that the changes take place.
 
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When you access a speaking activity the program will prompt you to setup your headset and test it. Once your test is complete you will be ready to begin your activity.
 
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Advantage

The first time you configure your headset on Advantage, Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge will ask you for permission to use Flash. It is important that you allow the website to use Flash. Please note, third party messages may mention camera permissions, but Rosetta Stone will not use camera. Select "Allow" and "Remember" on the Flash pop up. At this time, please also click on the small microphone icon on the box and make sure that your headset is listed as a usable device and that it the input meter responds to sounds. Please note, third party messages may mention camera permissions, but Rosetta Stone will not use your camera.
 
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If you need to test or change your microphone settings click on the "Settings" tab and then click the "Speech Recognition - Microphone Settings" option.
 
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From this tab you will have the ability to select the microphone you want the program to use, record a test audio sample and play it back for review, and adjust your microphone's sensitivity for optimal results.
 
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