Immersive Reader in Canvas

What is Immersive Reader in Canvas?

Immersive Reader is a learning tool that uses proven techniques to improve reading for people, regardless of their age or ability. Key features include "read text out loud," "break it into syllables," and "increase spacing between lines and letters." It offers text-decoding solutions for students with learning differences such as dyslexia, and it encourages independent reading and helps teachers support students’ unique learning needs. 

How does Immersive Reader work in Canvas?

Immersive Reader is available on all Canvas Pages. Canvas Pages store educational resources that are plugged into courses or modules. These resources can include text, video, links to files, and other content. When building courses and creating course content in Canvas, Immersive Reader lets users: 

  • Change font size, text spacing, and background color
  • Split up words into syllables
  • Highlight verbs, nouns, adjectives, and sub-clauses
  • Choose between two fonts optimized to help with reading
  • Read text aloud
  • Change the speed of reading
  • Highlight sets of one, three, or five lines for greater focus
  • Select a word to see a related picture and hear the word read aloud as many times as necessary

For more information on using Immersive Reader in Canvas, please access the Canvas guides.


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