How to set microphone as the default device

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Introduction
In MAP Reading Fluency, the microphone check might fail if the student's headset microphone is not set as the default recording device.

Information
To set the headphones as the default device, follow the steps below for the operating system the student is testing on.

Windows

  1. Go to the Control Panel.
  2. Choose Sound.
  3. View the Playback tab and verify that the student's headset is the default device. The default device will have a green check mark next to it.
  4. View the Recording tab and verify that the student's the default device. The default device will have a green check mark next to it.
  5. To change the default device, click the device and select Set Default.

 
Macs

  1. Go to System Preferences.
  2. Choose Sound.
  3. View the Output tab and verify that the student's headset is highlighted.
  4. View the Input tab and verify that the student's headset is highlighted.
  5. To set the student's headset as the default device, highlight the device in either the Output or Input tab as necessary.
  6. Ensure the “mute” check box next to the Volume slider is not selected.

 
Chromebooks

  1. Click on the system tray.
  2. Click on the Headphones icon next to the Volume slider.
  3. Check under the Input and Output headings to verify that the student's headset is the selected device. The selected device will have a green checkmark next to it.
  4. To change which device is selected, click on the device you wish to use.

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