Microsoft Immersive Reader

Microsoft Immersive Reader

Microsoft Immersive Reader

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Introduction

Immersive Reader is a free tool that uses proven techniques to improve reading for all.

Features

Immersive Reader is a tool that helps students to read by …

  • dictating speech
  • blocking out everything but one line to help students focus
  • identifying parts of speech on the screen
  • spacing fonts and lines to avoid “visual crowding”
  • breaking words into syllables
  • translating text into 60+ languages (40+ read aloud)
  • changing the color, size, and font of text to make it more legible
  • using a picture dictionary for visual definitions

Getting Started

Microsoft Immersive Reader functionality is built into every Canvas page. 

Instructor Resources

Using Immersive Reader with your Canvas course pages

Immersive Reader is available on every Canvas page. View ‘How do I use the Microsoft Immersive Reader when viewing a page as an instructor?‘ in the Canvas Instructor Guide or look for the Immersive Reader button at the top of each Canvas page.

Student Resources

Using Immersive Reader with your Canvas course pages

Immersive Reader is available on every Canvas page. View ‘How do I use the Microsoft Immersive Reader when viewing a page as a student?‘ in the Canvas Student Guide or look for the Immersive Reader button at the top of each Canvas page.

Support

Immersive Reader in Canvas is supported by Instructure. Use one of the following channels to connect with their 24/7 support:

  • live chat — open the ?Help menu in Canvas and click ‘Chat with Canvas Support’
  • ticket support — open the ?Help menu in Canvas and click ‘Report a Problem
  • phone support — call 515-294-4000, then follow the prompts for Canvas support

For problems with the Edge learning tools, see the Microsoft Edge help & learning center.

To get help with the Chrome extension, view the extension in the Chrome store, then contact the developer.

Immersive Reader, by the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) at Iowa State University, is licensed under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. Portions of this work, Immersive Reader, is a derivative of 3 ways to support your students with Immersive Reader developed by Ditch That Textbook (retrieved on March 26, 2021) from https://ditchthattextbook.com/3-ways-to-support-your-students-with-immersive-reader/