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Active Textbook is a tool that lets you enrich digital documents with supplementary material, while keeping the elegance and convenience of the originals. Any textbook, book, article or other document can be improved using Active Textbook.

Authors and instructors can easily enrich materials with video, audio, images, text, and more. Use Active Textbook to flesh out material for reading and learning that’s more interactive, more effective, and more fun.

Using Active Textbook

How does Active Textbook work? Start by uploading a document to the cloud. Improve the document with supplementary material. Then share the enriched document with readers, and make it available for interactive use such as commenting and bookmarking.

The Active Textbook platform can be accessed online using any web browser. Offline versions for mobile devices are available at each respective device’s app store (AppStore, Google Play and others).

For larger institutions or more involved projects, we offer custom implementations of Active Textbook. Customization options can range anywhere from simple branding to extended functionality such as reporting systems, book widgets and more. For an example of the customization Evident Point offers, see a recent example project.

We want to work with you to make Active Textbook as easy and hassle-free for your organization to use as possible. Active Textbook can be used with any source document in PDF, ePUB 3/2 or MS Word format and is designed to be easily integrated with an organization’s other IT resources such as learning management systems or distribution networks.

To inquire about customization options, talk to us!

Applications

Educational Institutions

The best learning outcomes happen when the learning is interactive and the student is involved. Active Textbook makes that goal easier to achieve. Educators can adapt existing textbooks to the specific demands of their classroom, receive feedback, and update on the fly. Commenting, quizzes and self-assessment tools bring the student actively into the learning process.

Additionally, Active Textbook is designed for integration with learning management systems such as Blackboard and Moodle, and allows for simple organization of assignments, quizzes and assessment reports delivered hand in hand with the learning material. And Active Textbook’s commenting system can allow for easy interaction between educator and student.

Corporate Learning

Active Textbook’s authoring tool is ideal for designing engaging corporate learning materials. In addition, Active Textbook can be configured to bring extra value to corporate learning through interactivity and reporting. Interactivity allows projects to receive input from participants and also to monitor progress and engagement.

Active Textbook has integrated analytics and reporting to provide detailed information on how your organization’s materials are being used. It is easy to share learning materials within your organization at a variety of permission levels, and to have accurate feedback on usage.

Online Stores

For publishers and distributors of digital documents, Active Textbook is a tool for adding value to your products. Imagine a book on cinematography with illustrative movie fragments seamlessly integrated into the text body; a treatise on audio recording with embedded sound; video narration or annotation for a classic text; a workbook with interactively solved problems.

With Active Textbook’s easy-to-use yet extremely powerful authoring tool, enriching the standard document format is an opportunity not to be missed. All the while, all material on Active Textbook is protected from unauthorized copying, keeping the rights of authors safe.

Clubs and Associations

Active Textbook makes it easy to share source materials in a group setting. Multiple readers can introduce new source material to the group, and then annotate it with indexes, references, hyperlinks, and multimedia elements to clarify and expand the meaning of the original document.

Active Textbook’s commenting system lets all members join the discussion. Reading clubs, historical societies and other groups united by common interest can benefit from this collaborative approach to storing, sharing, and analyzing documents online.

Try it for free

Activetextbook.com lets you try out the platform, allowing members to generate content as well as having a repository of enhanced materials, based on a “freemium” model. Learn more about the features Active Textbook offers, sign up, and start getting more out of reading by visiting activetextbook.com.

Sample Active Textbooks