Kurzweil 3000

What is Kurzweil 3000?

Kurzweil 3000 is an educational technology program that provides an accessible and inclusive learning environment. Users can customize their learning experience to their preferences and needs when using Kurzweil. 

Within the program is a powerful collection of reading, writing and study skill tools. Additional tools include writing support, translations, and methods of brainstorming and organization. 

Who Can Use It?

As previously stated, any student, staff or faculty at Chico State can utilize Kurzweil 3000. Staff and faculty can specifically use reading comprehension for scholarly articles and professional development. There are also a multitude of templates that offer quick startups for project proposals, critical review plans, and much more.  

Kurzweil is a tool that also improves the concentration and retention of reading material. If you are a student in a writing or reading intensive course, you can insert documents into the Kurzweil platform to improve concentration and retention of the reading material. Having this text-to-speech tool will also help students get through numerous readings in a short period of time. 

Where Can I Access It?

Kurzweil can be accessed on a laptop, desktop, or tablet. There is currently no app available and must be accessed through the website. For the best results, it is recommended to use Google Chrome. 

Logging In

All Chico State staff, faculty and students can log in to Kurzweil. When signing in, you must select the “Sign in with Microsoft” option to enter your Chico State login information. Using any other sign in option will result in an error message. 

  1. Open the Kurzweil 3000 sign in page.

  2. Choose the “Sign in with Microsoft” option. 

  3. Enter your Chico State username and password. 

How Do I Use the Tool?

Below are video samples that walk through the basics of using Kurzweil. Additional videos can be accessed through the Kurzweil Edu Academy site.  

Uploading a PDF/Word Doc

Customizing Audio Options

Adding Notes and Annotations

Additional Support

If you have specific questions about Kurzweil 3000 or would like to schedule a time to participate in a live demo, please contact us at tein@csuchico.edu.

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