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.

When you use a tool, you will switch to Edit mode and you will see the following message letting you save your eBook as a customization. You can use the Rename button to change the name of the customization.

You can also save or rename your customization by using the customization panel that's available through the button to the left.

 

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

An image of an eBook in present mode with numbers that correspond to the graph below the image. Number One is next to the Auto On/Off, Play/Pause, Stop, and Annotations On/Off icons. Number Two is next to the Print icon. Number Three is next to the Add Close Reading Notes icon. Number Four is next to the Wrench icon. Number Five is next to the Edit Tools: Mouse Pointer, Pen, Highlight, Shape, Shade, Text, Note, Bookmark, Link, and Zoom. Number Six is next to the Up or Down arrow.

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.

Explore an eBook in Edit Mode

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

An image of the wrench

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

An image of the notes icon

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

An image of the bookmarks icon

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

An image of an eBook in edit mode with numbers that correspond to the graph below the image. Number One is next to the Present/Edit Mode toggle keys and Audio Speed slider. Number Two is next to the Auto On/Off, Play/Pause, Stop, and Annotations On/Off icons. Number Three is next to the Print and Save icons. Number Four is next to the Add Close Reading Notes icon. Number Five is next to the Edit Tools: Mouse Pointer, Pen, Highlight, Shape, Shade, Text, Note, Bookmark, Link, and Zoom. Number Six is next to the Up or Down arrow. Number Seven is next to the previous page arrow. Number Eight is next to the go to next page arrow.

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.