Reading Progress in Microsoft Teams for Education with Mike Tholfsen

I’m sharing this new webinar released this week from Mike Tholfsen:

This is a webinar I did that covers Reading Progress in Teams, a new (free) reading fluency tool that is a new feature in Microsoft Teams Assignments for 2021. Microsoft Teams Reading Progress allows educators to assign reading fluency passages that students can independently record themselves reading out loud. Educators can review the audio and video with AI assisted help and gather insights automatically on student progress. This webinar also covers the background on Reading Progress, feedback, new features in Teams and other useful scenarios.

Mike Tholfsen

Webinar Table of Contents

0:00 Introduction

0:23 Background and the key scenario

3:33 Tacoma School example

6:32 Research and Personas for the tool

9:06 Deep dive demo

26:32 Reading Progress feedback

30:32 New Reading Progress features

Additional Resources To Learn More

✅ Reading Progress Landing Page:

✅ Reading Progress Interactive click-through:…

✅ Launch blog:

✅ Reading Progress Support:

✅ Microsoft News Story:

✅ Research behind Reading Progress:

✅ K12 one-pager PDF:

✅ HED one-pager PDF:

✅ End-to-End demo:

Related Videos

📺 Video of Tacoma School District:

📺 End-to-End Reading Progress demo:

📺 10 Microsoft Teams new features for 2021:…

📺 9 new features in Microsoft Teams Assignments:…

Connect With Mike’s Content

Mike has become a prolific content generator across a wide range of platforms and I find that his videos have become and go to and must view to get the condensed version of new features rolling out to Microsoft Education products:

🔔 Subscribe to Mike’s YouTube Channel:

Connect with Mike on Social:







I am always keen to discuss what I've written and hear your ideas so leave a reply here...