Learning Tools

Learning Tools

What are Learning Tools?

Learning Tools are a set of inclusive features available in a wide range of platforms that assist all learners in reading, writing, math, and communication.

Explore additional inclusive classroom resources:

Learn how students can get homework help from a math tutor—whenever they need it—using Project Belfair tutoring support.

Empower students with inclusive writing tools (interactive training)

Accessibility Learning Webinar: Learning Tools for the Inclusive Classroom

Empower every student with an inclusive classroom (Microsoft Educator Center course)

Quantifying the value of Microsoft accessibility and assistive technologies for education

Microsoft Inclusive Classroom Wakelet

Helpful links for Microsoft's inclusive classroom experiences

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If you don’t see your question addressed here, please file a support ticket at https://aka.ms/EDUSupport or ask the community.

Reading Progress

Reading Progress is a tool that helps students practice their reading fluency. Students read a passage out loud while recording video and audio, then turn in their recordings to you. You can track student progress over time in the Insights tab.

Note: Reading Progress is currently being tested and will be available to all educators in autumn 2021. 

Use Reading Progress

Getting started with Reading Progress in Teams (PREVIEW)

View Reading Progress data in Insights (PREVIEW)

Immersive Reader

Immersive Reader is a free tool that uses proven techniques to improve reading for people regardless of their age or ability. Immersive Reader features are available in multiple products.

Use Immersive Reader

Immersive Reader interactive training

OneNote (Windows 10, for the web, OneNote 2013 and 2016, Mac, iPad)

Word (desktop, for the web, Mac, iPad)

The new Microsoft Edge browser

Microsoft Teams

Outlook (desktop, for the web)


Office Lens

Immersive Reader as an Azure Cognitive Service for any app or non-profit

Immersive Reader partners

Set-up and supported languages

Languages and products supported by Immersive Reader

Install Learning Tools Add-in for OneNote 2016 or 2013

Install Learning Tools Add-in language packs for your organization

Learning Tools Add-in language packs

Add languages for Syllables and Parts of Speech in Learning Tools Add-in


Troubleshoot when rectangles appear on the buttons in Immersive Reader

Update or check version for Learning Tools Add-in for OneNote 2013/2016

Immersive Reader reading in wrong language

Learning Tools doesn't display with the Add-in for OneNote for OneNote 2013/2016

Nothing happens when I press play

Parts of Speech is slow to open

Ribbon buttons don't work with the Learning Tools Add-in for OneNote 2013/2016

Uninstall Learning Tools Add-in for OneNote 2013/2016

Additional resources

Dyslexia awareness: In partnership with Made by Dyslexia (Microsoft Educator Center course)

Immersive Reader is coming to an app near you as an Azure Cognitive Service

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