This article is for TEACHERS.
Using highlights and notes are a useful way to keep track of the important sections in a textbook, as well as add comments or links that supplement that text.
As a teacher, you're also able to share your notes and highlights with your students, to indicate what they need to focus on, what to review for an upcoming test, or where they can find supplementary materials (e.g. another ebook, or a website or online video).
Teachers can share notes and highlights with students if the teacher is the owner of that group and if all the students of that group have the same ebook or resource as the teacher. Once the teacher makes a highlight and/or note in the resource or ebook, all the students in the group will be able to see it in their reader apps.
While resources that are shared via Engage do need to be assigned to the group, you don't need to assign titles (i.e. ebooks) to the group in order for this functionality to work. If all the students in the group already have the same ebook as the teacher, they will be able to see the teacher's notes and highlights in their reader app.
To share notes and highlights with a group of students
- You'll first need to set up groups, which includes creating the group and adding users to your group. You need to be the owner of the group.
- Check that all the students in your group own the relevant ebook and/or have access to the relevant resource.
- Once you've ensured that all of the students in your group have the same ebook and/or resource , you can go ahead and add notes and highlights to the text, as you see fit.
- When the students in your group open their ebook or resource in their reader app, they will automatically be able to see all the annotations you've made for them by clicking the 'Journal' icon.
Users in a group will be able to see all the annotations shared by their teacher offline, as long as they are connected to the internet at least once after the teacher has shared the annotations. Once the shared annotations have been synced to their device, the annotations will all be available offline.
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