Monday, October 7, 2019

Microsoft Forms Will Soon Have a Read Aloud Option

Earlier today Microsoft announced a slew up updates to popular classroom tools including PowerPoint, Word, OneNote, and Forms. The update that jumped out at me is the addition of Immersive Reader to Microsoft Forms.

Microsoft Forms is the Microsoft equivalent of Google Forms. Teachers can use it to create surveys and quizzes including automatically graded quizzes. Immersive Reader is Microsoft's free accessibility tool that will read pages aloud. It can also be used to alter the form, spacing, and color scheme of pages that students read online.

According to today's announcement from Microsoft, Immersive Reader will be available in Microsoft Forms in the next few days. This will enable students to hear questions and answer choices read aloud from Microsoft Forms.

If you have never tried Microsoft Forms, watch my video below to learn how to get started using it today.