Get Started with eBooks

eBooks are not just for grown-ups with mobile devices. eBooks have been created for you to read at school or at home. You can do a lot with eBooks. You can add notes, shapes, text, bookmarks and links to enrich your reading assignments. In addition, multiple versions of an eBook can be customized and saved for your learning activities.

The following message appears when you first open an eBook.

"Create a customization?"

You can do one of the following when you open an eBook.

  • Click No if you just want to read the eBook and do not want to create a customized eBook or
  • Type a name for the customized eBook in the text box and click Yes.
The customized eBook is saved with the date and time information shown in the text box if you do not give it a name.

 

Follow your teacher’s instructions on creating customized eBooks and use information that is easy for you to remember; for example, Book Report for Ms. Ramos.

 

Explore an eBook in Present Mode

eBook in Present Mode Map Description
  1. Auto On/Off, Play/Pause, Stop, and Annotations On/Off icons

Play audio and turn pages automatically for you.

Play, pause, or stop the audio.

Enable and show annotations on an eBook during a presentation.

Note: Annotations like notes and drawings added to an eBook during a presentation are not saved. Annotations can only be saved in Edit mode.

  1. Print

Print pages or page notes.

  1. Add Close Reading Notes icon

Add close reading notes to the left and/or right of a page.

  1. Wrench icon

Show the editing tools used to annotate an eBook.

  1. Edit Tools: Mouse Pointer, Pen, Highlight, Shape, Shade, Text, Note, Bookmark, Link, and Zoom

Pick and show specific Tool options.

Note: See the eBook in Edit Mode Map table for more information about using the Edit tools.

  1. Up or Down arrow

Show or hide page thumbnails and use to go to other pages.

Note: The Save, Shade, Bookmark, and Link tools are not available and appear dim in Present mode if you chose not to create a customized eBook.

Explore an eBook in Edit Mode

There are three icons that you see when you open an eBook.

Show the editing tools to add notes and more to your eBook.

Show notes as links that you can use to go to a specific note on a page.

Show bookmarks as links that you can use to go to a specific bookmarked page.

eBook in Edit Mode Map Description
  1. Present/Edit Mode toggle keys and Audio Speed slider

Switch between Present and Edit modes.

View and decrease or increase an eBook's audio speed by using the Minus (-) or Plus (+) icons.

Note: The audio speed default is 100% when an eBook is opened.

  1. Auto On/Off, Play/Pause, Stop, and Annotations On/Off icons

Play audio and automatically turns the pages for you.

Play, pause, or stop the audio.

Enable and show annotations on an eBook.

  1. Print and Save icons

Print pages or page notes.

Save a customized eBook.

  1. Add Close Reading Notes icon

Add close reading notes to the left and/or right of a page.

  1. Edit Tools: Mouse Pointer, Pen, Highlight, Shape, Shade, Text, Note, Bookmark, Link, and Zoom
  1. Up or Down arrow
Show or hide page thumbnails and use to go to other pages.
  1. Previous Page(s) arrow

Go to previous pages.

  1. Next Page(s) arrow

Go to next pages.