How can students write on a PDF worksheet?

Create simple PDF worksheets for students to edit, complete and return to the teacher for feedback.

Interactive and collaborative PDFs

Creating beautiful digital worksheets for your students is great. What’s even better is if they’re interactive, collaborative and editable. The ability for students to complete worksheets digitally and all in one place means that no work is ever misplaced. Students who struggle with cognitive skills aren’t disadvantaged by copying and pasting information from document to another. OrbitNote makes it simple to interact and collaborate in a PDF.

Make your student PDFs editable

With OrbitNote, your students can type, handwrite, add voice notes and even highlight information in a PDF document. Allowing your students to respond in a PDF using their authentic voice, and not relying on multiple choice answers.

Edit PDFs in Google Classroom

OrbitNote helps your students to engage with the digital learning resources in Google Classroom. PDFs are no longer just digital reading materials but by enabling students to write, highlight or take notes within the PDF they become interactive resources. All easily accessed through your Google Classroom.

Highlight important information digitally

Searching and collecting information in a PDF couldn’t be easier. Highlighting tools in OrbitNote make it straightforward for students to highlight important information with no need for them to copy information between documents.

Assess student progress

Streamline your assessment process. Create a digital worksheet and allow students to add their answers directly in the PDF. OrbitNote may be the exact tool students use for standardised assessment.

Give students feedback in a PDF worksheet

With the ability to add audio notes, text and push pin information, there are multiple ways to leave students some feedback on a PDF with OrbitNote. Simply choose the way your students prefer to get feedback and add it directly to the PDF.

How to edit a PDF with OrbitNote

Type notes onto your PDF

The Text annotation tool is great for adding notes to a PDF.

Your students can use the tool to complete a worksheet or questions at the end of a PDF. As well as adding any notes they need beside important parts of text.

Add freehand notes to PDF

In pen and paper days it was pretty simple to draw an asterisk at an important part of a document and scribble some notes.

Now, with the Freehand drawing tool in OrbitNote, your students can do exactly the same in a PDF. Great for students who might struggle with typing, or for anyone who simply wants to make a really quick note. It’s also a really good way to bring text to life in a collaborative PDF document, having everyone scribbling their thoughts down.

Add audio feedback to your PDF

If your students are auditory learners they might prefer to leave notes on their PDF by voice.

They might also prefer to hear your feedback than read it. OrbitNote makes it easy to give and receive feedback orally within a PDF.

Leave hints and tips for your students on their PDFs

A heavily annotated text or PDF can be overwhelming and confusing for some students.

The Pushpin in OrbitNote allows you to leave helpful hints and tips, as well as instructions for your students. This keeps communication in a PDF clean and simple.

Highlight important information on a PDF

Identifying important parts of text and highlighting them is an important skill for your students to master.

The coloured highlighter tools in OrbitNote are great for organising information and research, with no need for them to copy information between documents. This reduces their cognitive load.

What our customers say

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.

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