Discover Lens Overview
Discover Lens is designed to make your learning easy, intuitive and fun. To give you an idea of how to use Discover Lens, the process of reading, interacting, and studying with Discover Lens is described below.
Open your eTextbook
You can add content to your Discover account by redemption code, or by way of your School's LMS. Once your eTextbooks is on your account, click on the cover the eTextbook to open the book.
Navigate and Search your eTextbook
Once inside your eTextbook, click on the Search button to bring up the search tool. Search inside of your eTextbook to find the text you need. When you search in Discover Lens, the chapter/section heading will display the number of search results found, refine your search results with the sort feature. Not finding what you need? You can adjust your search to search across all of your books and not just the book you are currently reading.
Quickly navigate to a particular chapter in Lens by clicking on the Table of Contents button. Click on the title will take you that section in the book. Explore deeper in your eTextbook by clicking on the arrow button to view nested sections inside the Table of Contents.
Do not like the location of the Search panel or Table of Contents? Click and drag the panels to either side of the reading window or reorder their layout. Lens will remember your preferences for next time.
Making Highlights and Notes
In addition to reading eTextbooks, you can make highlights and notes inside an eTextbook. Notes and highlights are automatically backed up and will sync across your various devices running Lens. You can share and subscribe your notes and highlights with other Discover users who have the same eTextbook.
To make a highlight, select text and when the pop-up appears, click on your preferred highlighter and click Add Highlight. Similarly to make a Highlight and a Note, click Add Note. Click on a highlight to bring up the highlighter tools allowing you to change the highlight color, add/edit a note, or delete the highlight.
If you prefer making highlights as you select text, use the Fast Highlight tool in the Toolbar. Choose the highlight color you wish to use and then start selecting text, selecting text will automatically highlight text for you. Turn off Fast Highlighting by clicking on the Fast Highlight icon in the Toolbar and choose the X highlighter.
Prep for quizzes and tests with the highlights and notes you create and do it all without ever leaving Discover Lens.
Open the notebook in your eTextbook and click on the Launch Review Mode button to get started. Select the chapters you want to review, then click Start Review.
Click More Options to study only highlights with notes, to randomize the cards shown to you, and to specify what highlighters you want to use in review mode.
Do more with Labs
Labs are features in progress. Based on your feedback these features may evolve, graduate to being a new feature in Discover Lens, or drop out of labs. Try them out and let us know your feedback!