OrbitNote allows you to transform and interact with documents in a completely different way. Create an accessible, dynamic and collaborative space that works for everyone.
Teachers can easily convert printed text into a PDF with our one-click OCR scanning technology. Then OrbitNote can take care of everything else, ensuring that students have access to the tools they need, such as text to speech, highlighting, vocabulary support and everything they need to succeed - across all class content.
OrbitNote allows students to express their understanding in many flexible ways. They can type or draw their thoughts on the page, which can aid planning. Students can highlight the key points in a comprehension piece or to help with studying. Both teachers and students can use their voices to send thoughts and feedback, and finally students can add shapes and images to their work.
Using OrbitNote allows for seamless collaboration, for example, teachers could leave a quick voice note for students offering feedback and areas for improvement, rather than waiting for students to turn in the finished article. Students can then access the voice note and make changes to their work. Students could use a range of tools to ask teachers for help, identifying areas that need more support - before it becomes a problem. Pen and paper projects can become digital spaces for working together, allowing collaboration between teachers and students, as well as for group projects and tasks.
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Reads words, passages, or whole documents aloud with easy-to-follow dual color highlighting.
Lets you type text on top of the PDF
Ideal for making notes or adding instructions or other helpful hints to a PDF assignment.
To scribble and draw on your PDF to complete assignments or highlight important information.
For creating circles, rectangles and lines with customized lines and fill color.
For collaboration, showing understanding and giving feedback
Collect highlights from text in documents or the web for summarizing research and to create bibliographies.
Readable image-only PDFs at the touch of a button.
I love how OrbitNote allows all learners to easily manipulate PDF documents and gives them access to the familiar Read&Write tools that allow them to be independent and successful.
Currently OrbitNote works with Google Classroom, Schoology, and with the Google Assignments LTI in Canvas. In the coming months, we will be adding additional support for more LMS’s like Canvas and Brightspace.
Yes, OrbitNote has a seamless integration with Google Classroom that allows students to complete PDF worksheets using a variety of annotation tools, and allows teachers to review their work and provide feedback right from Google Classroom.
OrbitNote works with Office 365, so Microsoft users can sign into OrbitNote with their Microsoft account and use it with PDFs in OneDrive. In the future, we plan to make OrbitNote compatible on iOS as well.
Yes, OrbitNote is entirely collaborative to allow for feedback and communication between teacher and student. You can share your annotations and highlights with other collaborators, and leave text and audio comments.
Yes, OrbitNote can be deployed easily by an admin so teacher and student users do not need to install anything. Check out our support site for more information.
You can share annotated PDFs with other users through Google Drive, OneDrive, Google Classroom or your Learning Management Systems - just ensure that the user you are sharing with has OrbitNote installed as well, in order to see the annotations. In the future, we’ll be adding a feature that will allow you to save or "burn" the annotations into the PDF so they can be seen by users who do not have OrbitNote.
Yes, your annotations and highlights will be included when you print a PDF in OrbitNote.
No, OrbitNote only handles PDFs. Read&Write can however be used with Bookshare and EPUB files.
No, OrbitNote is a standalone product. If you are a premium Read&Write user, all current OrbitNote features are included in your Read&Write subscription. Future OrbitNote features will be part of a premium OrbitNote tier that can be added at an additional cost.
Freemium OrbitNote includes: Text-to-speech, Highlighters, Text Comments, Google Classroom and Schoology integrations
Premium OrbitNote includes: all freemium features and Annotations, Collect Highlights, Voice Notes, and the upcoming OCR functionality
Note that for premium Read&Write users, all current features in OrbitNote (as of November 22, 2021) are included in your Read&Write license. Future features such as the OCR functionality will only be available with the premium version of OrbitNote.
You can learn more about OrbitNote's pricing and licensing structure here.
Yes! You can begin your free 30 day premium trial of OrbitNote here.