Learning Tools for Word Online and OneNote Online now in general availability. Now any user on any device will get the same reading and writing benefits seen in Learning Tools for OneNote.

To use Learning Tools, you can go to the View menu and click Immersive Reader.  According to Microsoft, the Immersive Reader features help improve reading skills, including those with dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD, emerging readers or a combination of the broad range of unique student abilities. Other features of Learning Tools can be seen below.

  • Read Aloud—Reads text aloud with simultaneous highlighting that improves decoding, fluency and comprehension while sustaining the reader’s focus and attention.
  • Spacing—Optimizes font spacing in a narrow column view to improve reading fluency for users who suffer from visual crowding issues.
  • Syllables—Shows the breaks between syllables to enhance word recognition and decoding.
  • Parts of Speech*—Supports writing instruction and grammar comprehension by identifying verbs, nouns and adjectives.

You can head to this webpage to learn more about how you can use Learning Tools.