Setting up Headsets with Microphones

Prior to testing, you’ll want to connect the headphones to each computer you plan to use for testing and make sure that your headphones are set as the default device for both audio output and recording. You’ll also want to perform a hardware check within MAP Reading Fluency.

Set-up Overview:

Default Device:

On both Mac and Windows computers, you will find your default devices on the Sound control panel.

  • Windows—Check the playback and recording tabs.
  • Mac—Check the Output and Input tabs. Make sure the “mute” check box is not selected.

Hardware Check:

On each machine used for testing, you should check the equipment before the first time you test. It is not necessary to repeat the check for subsequent tests. Log in to either the student site or teacher site and click Check Equipment:

From student site


From teacher site


– or –

Allow the Chrome browser to use the microphone if you are asked.

From the Check Equipment area, you can check the headphone speakers, record test audio, and play the recorded audio back. Use a normal speaking voice. If the volume is too low or too high, you will see a message indicating the problem. Adjust your volume through your system settings.

See Also: Resolving Headset Issues

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