Apple iPhones, iPads and iPod touches have a built in feature that allow you to scan documents and make annotations directly on the scanned images. The scans live in your Files application that comes with your device. The files can be annotated and have signatures added. Those files can be sent via other applications on your phone as PDF documents.
This can be done in the Notes application on your device as well. Files was chosen because it will make submitting to a dropbox on Elearning easier to accomplish, as the document has to be in the Files application in order to be attached in Elearning.
Scanning Documents Directly to Files on Device
- On your device open the "Files" application
- Select the location you wish to scan a document to
- In the top right hand corner, use the ellipses icon in the top right of the screen
- In the submenu, select "Scan Documents"
- Position the camera over the document and use the shutter button on your screen to take a picture of the document
- Drag the four corners of the rectangle to include the entire document
- Repeat steps 5-6 to get all pages of the document
- Click "Keep Scan" to save the scanned document, then "Save" to save it to your files
Marking Files and Adding Signatures
- Tap Markup . Use the markup tools to write on the page as necessary.
- OPTIONAL: Tap the Add button , then tap Signature and add a saved signature or create a new signature. Then you can adjust the size of the signature box and place it wherever you want on the document.
- Tap Done.
- To email a file, tap the Share button
- Select the application you wish to send the scanned document through
Files can also be submitted directly to Elearning dropboxes by using your internet browser on the device to access Elearning and following the submission steps highlighted in the Accessing and Submitting to Dropboxes in Elearning HelpHub article.