• January 28, 2012

Kurzweil 3000 v.12 (Win) Self-Directed Course (2012)This self-directed course contains a sequential package of presentations, tutorials, demonstrations and activities designed to support those implementing Kurzweil 3000 v.12 (Win) in a school setting. The course is self-guided and self-paced and while each module builds on the previous one, modules can be completed individually as needed.

As you progress through the modules, if you have any difficulties or comments, please email the Implementation Support Team (training@setbc.org) with your questions or thoughts. Good luck!

Module One - Course Description

This module explains how the course is structured, what is required to complete the course and offers suggestions for successful course completion.

Self Directed Course Introduction


Module 2 - Introduction

This module provides an overview of Kurzweil 3000 v.12 (Win) describing the types of students that can be supported by the program and introducing features that support three types of classroom tasks – written output, reading comprehension, and test or worksheet completion.

Overview of Kurzweil 3000


Module 3 - Using the Text Reading Tools

This module focuses on using and adjusting the text reading tools located on the Main and Reading Toolbars. Using the Kurzweil 3000 Taskbar and adjusting the reading options are also discussed.

Using the Reading Tools on the Main ToolbarReading Text with the Kurzweil 3000 TaskbarUsing the Reading ToolbarAdjusting the Reading Options








Module 4 - Using the Writing Tools

This module focuses on using the writing tools on the Writing toolbar, adjusting the auditory feedback options, customizing the spell checking feature, using word prediction, and creating custom vocabulary lists.

Using the Writing Toolbar and Spell Check FeatureSpeak as Typing OptionsCustomizing the Spell Checker and Personal DictionaryUsing Word PredictionCreating Custom Vocabulary Lists










Module 5 - Using the Reference Tools

This module focuses on using the Definition or Look Up Word feature as well as the Synonym, Syllable and Spell Selected Word tools in both the main program and the Kurzweil 3000 Taskbar.

Using the Dictionary and Look Up Word FeaturesSelecting the Reference DictionaryUsing the Synonym, Syllable, and Spell Selected Word ToolsUsing the Reference Tools on the Taskbar








Module 6 - Using the Study Skills Tools

This module focuses on using the many different types of study skills tools including the highlighters, sticky notes, footnotes, voice notes, and bubble notes. The ability to extract highlights and notes will also be demonstrated.

Using the Highlighting ToolsExtracting HighlightsRenaming the HighlightersUsing AnnotationsAdding Sticky NotesAdding FootnotesAdding Voice NotesAdding Bubble NotesExtracting Annotations or Notes


















Module 7 - Customizing the Reading and Writing Environment

This module focuses on making changes to the toolbars, right mouse button and tool options to ensure the Kurzweil 3000 reading and writing environment meets your students’ needs.

Applying Different Toolbar SetupsCustomizing the ToolbarsCustomizing the Right Mouse ButtonAdjusting the Tools Options








Module 8 - Navigating Documents

This module describes the various navigational tools built into Kurzweil 3000 to help you navigate single and multi-page documents. These tools include zoom in/zoom out, “My Zoom” or custom zoom levels, page thumbnails, document thumbnails and bookmarks.

Using the Zoom In and Zoom OutSetting the My Zoom ValueNavigating Single Page DocumentsNavigating Multi-Page DocumentsCreating and Using Bookmarks










Module 9 - Scanning Print Materials

This module focuses on preparations for scanning documents in Kurzweil 3000 as well as steps and strategies in scanning single and multi-page documents.

Installing Scanner DriversSetting Up the Scanner Within Kurzweil 3000Scanning Single Page DocumentsJoining Image FilesDeleting Pages in a Scanned Document










Module 10 - Preparing Documents

This module focuses on the program features used to prepare documents for student use. Features highlighted include zone editing, correcting OCR errors, adding custom instructions, vocabulary support, reading comprehension strategies, and text notes. Locking document features, cleaning up files, saving documents and creating audio files will also be demonstrated.

Zone EditingCorrecting Reading Errors Editing Underlying TextAdding Custom Instructions Sticky Notes and Voice NotesAdding Vocabulary Support Footnotes and Bubble NotesAdding Reading Comprehension Questions Bubble NotesPreparing Tests or Worksheets Text NotesLocking a Document FeaturesCleaning Up Your DocumentSaving Your Kurzweil 3000 Image Documents


















Module 11 - Managing Kurzweil 3000 Files

This module focuses on saving and opening a variety of file types in Kurzweil 3000. The use of the KESI Virtual Printer to convert files which cannot be opened directly into the program will also be highlighted.

Saving a Text FileSaving an Image Scanned FileJoining Files Together to Create One DocumentUsing the KESI Virtual Printer








Module 12 - Managing the Kurzweil 3000 Program

This module focuses on the practical matters of managing Kurzweil 3000. Using the onboard Help feature, updating your program to the latest version, using the program with multiple users, and finding support while implementing the program will be featured.

Using the Help FeatureUpdating the Kurzweil 3000 ProgramUsing the Kurzweil 3000 Program with Multiple Users