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  1. Join us on Twist! Twist is an app that serves as a group chat for our audiobook volunteers and team leads.
  2. Click the link to QA Team Channel and click the Join button at the lower right. Once you're in, you can meet additional volunteers and ask questions.
  3. To adjust your notification settings, click the bell icon and change email notifications to @mentions and 1:1 messages only.


Announcement: Starting on 12/20/2022, the Textbook QA role will temporarily be inactive. For current volunteers serving in this role, please close up any project you are currently working on before this date, as the project site will be temporarily removed. We encourage you to support the Literature QA role in the meantime. Thank you!


Getting Started with Textbook QA


Welcome!  Thank you so much for helping us improve the quality of our audiobook catalog.  The students we serve have already struggled so much with their schoolwork and independent studies...we don’t want to burden them with solutions that are less than the best quality we can give them! Your work on this project will help us identify projects that may need to be rerecorded.


We are so grateful for your help in this initiative! if you have any questions, please let us know. 


Textbook QA lead: Audrey Santos -


#1 Install the Learning Ally Audiobook app


Learning Ally's Audiobook app is how our students access their audiobooks. For Classic Audio (usually textbooks) the app has the audio and expects the student to read the textbook along with the audio as needed. We also use it for our QA review-- that way we can be sure we're testing the same experience our members will have. It's compatible with PC, Mac, and iOS and Android mobile devices, so reading (or testing, in our case) can be done almost anywhere! It's available for download in the iTunes App Store or Google Play. Please be sure to view the following videos for an overview of the interface and a tutorial on how to approach testing a book. 


You MUST USE a special username and password for QA! Please do not try to create or use your own login. The login info is on the Assignments page. 


Click here to download our Audiobook app (Options for PC, Mac,  the App Store or Google Play)  

Guide to Getting Started with Learning Ally's Audiobook app

#2 Audiobook app Controls & Book Management

#3 How to QA

#4 Join the Twist Team QA Chat Channel

Here's the place for any questions you may have regarding reviewing titles in the QA community. 

  1. Join us on Twist, our chat app and be sure to join the Team QA Channel! 
  2. Change email notifications to @mentions only (bell icon)
  3. Link to Team QA Channel

#5 Complete your first QA title review 

by signing up for a title in the assignments page linked above, reviewing the title in our audiobook app, and submitting the Textbook QA worksheet.