How do I use the Microsoft Immersive Reader in a course as a student?

The Microsoft Immersive Reader enhances your reading experience by improving accessibility and boosting reading comprehension. You can use the Microsoft Immersive Reader when viewing the Course Home Page or Syllabus or when viewing an individual assignment or page. For more information about the reader, visit the Microsoft Immersive Reader website.


  • You can enable Microsoft Immersive for your user account in your User Settings. However, if the feature is on for the entire account, the account preference overrides the user preference, and the user setting has no effect.
  • External Tool content embedded in the Rich Content Editor cannot be read by the Immersive Reader.

Open Immersive Reader

Open Immersive Reader

When viewing pages, assignments, course home pages, and the syllabus in a course, click the Immersive Reader button.

View Immersive Reader

The Microsoft Immersive Reader displays a variety of tools and options to enhance your reading experience.

You can manage text, grammar, and reading preferences using the toolbar [1]. To expand the reader display, click the Full Screen button [2].

To hear the page text read aloud, click the Play button [3]. To adjust audio settings, click the Voice Settings button [4].

To close the reader and return to Canvas, click the Exit button [5].

Note: For more details about the Microsoft Immersive Reader functionality, visit the Microsoft Immersive Reader website.