Read&Write Computer Options

There are 3 computer options for Read&Write in SD71:

Read&Write Extension for Chrome

Applications Supported:

Office 365 web based, Chrome browser


  • Works with Office 365  in SD71 not Google Products
  • ​Installed on all computers in SD71
  • Available on home and BYOD computers
  • Tool Bar with the following supports
    • ​​Word prediction
    • Hover Speech
    • Dictionary (with Text to Speech)
    • Picture Dictionary
    • Text to Speech
    • Screenshot Reader
    • Speech Maker
    • Screen Masking
    • Speech Input (Speech to Text)
    • Translator
    • 4 Highlighters
    • ​​Collect Highlights​​
    • ​Vocabulary Builder
    • Simplify Page
    • Practice Reading Aloud


Read&Write Chrome Toolbar Poster

Read&Write for Google Chrome in Office 365 Quick Reference Guide

Read&Write Chrome Login Poster

Read&Write Student Login

Read&Write Chrome Changing Language settings

RW Checklist with visuals Dogo News


Read&Write for Google Chrome and Office 365 (an SD71 and SET collaboration)

Text Help Training Portal


Read&Write for Google Chrome – Overview Videos  (in SD71 we use Office 365 Microsoft logins and tools and not Google logins and Google tools)

(When they mention Google Drive and Google Docs we are a Microsoft District so it is OneDrive and Word)

Read&Write for Google Chrome  – Word Online Overview

Series of Videos on the SETBC website co-created by SD71 and SETBC

Using Read&Write for Chrome at home or on BYOD devices with SD71 account:

If you would like to install Read&Write for Google Chrome at home or on BYOD computers…
1. Make sure you have Google Chrome Browser loaded ​you can download it HERE

2. Go to the Chrome web store and install the Read&Write Extension HERE

3. Once the above steps are complete. Open Read&Write by clicking on the Read&Write rw purple puzzle piece in the Chrome extensions area. Select Sign in with Microsoft and Log in with your SD71 email.  

Read&Write for Windows version 12 (Installed)

File Types Supported:

PDF, Word, any scanned or emailed document


  • ​Installed on all computers in SD71
  • Available for home and BYOD (Windows) computers

  • Software Tool Bar with the following supports 
    • Spell Check​​
    • Word prediction
    • Dictionary (with Text -to-Speech)
    • Picture Dictionary
    • Text to Speech
    • Screenshot Reader
    • Scan Tool
    • Screen Masking
    • PDF Reader
    • 4 Highlighters 
    • ​​Collect Highlights​​
    • ​Vocabulary Builder 

Tip Sheets:

Read&Write for Windows v12 PDF Reader




Text Helps Read&Write for Windows – Course 


There is a series of 21 videos for every feature from Text Help (makers of Read&Write)

This video link below will play all 21 videos in a row or you can click this link and then access each video individually on the left hand side.

Using Read&Write for Windows at home or on BYOD devices with SD71 account:

To download Read&Write version 12 software for BYOD computers click HERE 
once on the website click the button that says
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Then click Windows and Try Now

The software will install. Once it has installed click on sign in with Microsoft then enter your SD71 email account

OrbitNote Extension with Office 365 (Online) in Google Chrome Browser through OneDrive

File Types Supported

Accessible PDFs

  • Use the Google Chrome Browser
  • Google Chrome Extension OrbitNote
  • Installed on all SD71 computers
  • All staff and students have access to OrbitNote and Office 365
  • Can be added to home or BYOD computers
  • File needs to be uploaded to OneDrive
  • PDFs need to be Accessible PDFs
  • available in multiple languages including French
    • Read text aloud
    • Look up words in the Dictionary and Picture Dictionary
    • Translate words
    • Highlight text
    • Build vocabulary lists
    • Typewriter Tool to annotate files or fill in the blanks
      • Word Prediction
      • Dictation
    • Freehand drawing tool
    • Shapes Drawing tool


OrbitNote Toolbar-chart – Microsoft

Saving printing a OrbitNote PDF document with annotated text input

OrbitNote with Office 365 Uploading a file to OneDrive – Nov 2021

Downloading a PDF from Canvas to open in OrbitNotes

Changing languages in OrbitNote extension for Chrome and Edge

Accessing the Alternate format FSA withOrbitNotes in Google Chrome and Word


OrbitNote Training Resources from Texthelp

Using OrbitNote with Office 365


OrbitNote Intro