This video will provide you with instructions on how to naviagte through our eBooks.
Controlling an eBook is simple! After opening an eBook, you can move your mouse towards the bottom of the eBook to reveal the control bar. In the middle of that control bar you will find a collection of arrows and a play button. Below is more information on each of those controls.
You can use the play button or the space bar on your keyboard to begin voice over playback.
You can use the next button or the right arrow key on your keyboard to move to the next page.
You can use the back button or the left arrow key on your keyboard to move to the previous page.
You can use the last page button or the down arrow key on your keyboard to jump to the last page.
You can use the first page button or the up arrow key on your keyboard to jump to the first page.
Language and Bilingual Settings
You can use the globe icon in the bottom left of your eBook to change the language of your eBook or enable the bilingual reading mode. To change languages, press the globe icon then select your desired language. The text will automatically change to the language chosen. To enter the bilingual reading mode, press the globe icon and select bilingual reading mode. You will then need to choose your primary and secondary languages. The primary language will be the language read aloud but the narrator, and the secondary language will appear as a static translation.
You can use the settings icon in the bottom left of your eBook to change settings related to your eBook. From here, you can adjust the audio narration speed, customize the audio-synchronized highlighting, and adjust the text font that appears on the page.
eBook Video Calls
You can use our eBook video call feature to read with other users on your license. While in an eBook video call, other users will have their eBook synched with your eBook. So when you turn a page, the page will turn for them as well.
To start an eBook video call, press the red record button in the bottom right of your eBook then select eBook video call. From here a list of users on your account will appear and you can select who you would like to invite to the call.
You can use our Record Video feature to record videos of yourself reading an eBook. To begin a recording, press the red record button in the bottom right of your eBook, then select "Record Video". You will see a countdown overlay appear, and once the countdown reaches 0, your recording will begin. While recording, you can read the eBook as normal and a small video of you reading will appear at the bottom right of the eBook. You can stop your recording by pressing the red stop button under your video screen in the bottom right. You will be prompted to either name and save your video or discard it. You can view all of your saved videos by clicking the red dot icon in the bottom right of the screen and selecting "Recordings". This will provide a list of recorded videos with which you can view, rename, delete, or submit as an assignment.
You can access the more section by pressing the 3 dot icon in the bottom right corner of your eBook. Below is more information on each of the options found in this section of your eBook.
By clicking Resources, you will be redirected to a page providing resources for the eBook you are reading. Resources may include teaching guides, jigsaw puzzles, coloring pages, links to external activities, and more. Please note that resources are available for select titles only.
Any quizzes already made for the eBook you are reading can be found by clicking the Quizzes button from the popup menu. Don't forget, you can always add to this list by creating your own quizzes.
Report a Problem
If you are experiencing any issues with a specific eBook, for example, the audio is not working or the page is not loading, you can report it directly to our team by selecting 'Report a Problem'.
Share This Book
When you click 'Share this book,' two links will appear. The 'Share Link' can be shared with any other Fathom Reads user who has created sign in credentials. The 'Group Access Link' can be shared with any Fathom user who has not created sign in credentials. Please note that to share this link, you need to create a Group Access password in the Account Settings section of the license admin's dashboard. Users accessing the eBook through the Group Access link will have to enter the password you created to gain full access.