Trim, enhance and make pictures of whiteboards and docs readable. Convert images to PDF, Word and PowerPoint files.
Capture notes on whiteboards, handwritten memos, sketches, drawings, images and equations, and convert them to PDFs. Office Lens gets rid of shadows and odd angles so images are easier to read. You can upload documents and whiteboard images to Word, PowerPoint, OneNote, or OneDrive. PDFs can also be shared via Microsoft Teams and Google Classroom. Some suggested activities include:
- Capture content - Teachers and students can use their mobile devices to quickly capture a picture of the whiteboard at the end of the lesson and/or meeting so that they have a copy of the notes.
- Make digital copies - Create digital copies of printed documents, such as assignments or posters.
- Utilise immersive reader - Take a photo of notes written on a whiteboard and convert it to a Word document so it can be edited. Once in Word, users can turn on the Immersive Reader function, which comes with a variety of accessibility tools.
View a short clip on making text accessible using Microsoft Lens app (new window).
Access Office Lens training through LinkedIn Learning (new window), available free to department staff and Stage 6 students. Log in using your department credentials.
Complete Using Office Lens to turn physical content digital (new window), a one hour online MyPL course available to department staff.
For Word and OneNote conversion, you will need to sign in with your DoE or personal Microsoft Office account. Check out the Microsoft Store page for Office Lens (new window).