How to use Microsoft Immersive Reader for text-to-speech, translation, and more

Nearpod's integration with Immersive Reader allows students to access built-in text accommodations, including text-to-speech, translation, and more, within a Nearpod lesson. When this feature is enabled by the teacher, students can use Immersive Reader on most Nearpod activities, along with text on slides created within Nearpod or made with the Google Slides add-on. 

In this article, you'll learn:


Use Microsoft Immersive Reader in a Nearpod lesson

When students reach an activity or slide in a lesson with Microsoft Immersive reader, they can select the Microsoft Immersive Reader icon.


Text can be read aloud when the student selects the play button.


The student can adjust the Voice Speed or Voice Selection from female to male when they click on the settings gear next to the play button. 


The student can adjust the Text Size, Font, and Theme color with the Text Preferences options.


The student can add Syllables and Parts of Speech with Grammar Options.


Students can adjust the Line Focus, access a Picture Dictionary, and Translate the text in over sixty different languages with the Reading Preferences options.


Which Nearpod features are compatible with Immersive Reader

Students can leverage Immersive Reader on the following Nearpod content and activities:

  • Open-Ended Question
  • Quiz
  • Draw It
  • Poll
  • Multiple Choice Question
  • Text on slides created within Nearpod
  • Text on slides created on slides for lessons made with the Google Slides add-on

Turn Microsoft Immersive Reader on/off

1. Select your personal avatar in the top right corner of your account

2. Select Lesson Settings

3. Toggle on/off the Enable Immersive Reader function

Note: When you turn this feature on or off it will be enabled or disabled for all students who join lessons that you launch from your account. 




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