Video: Using Your Portal Library

In this video, we will show you how to use your portal library.

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Video Transcript

In this video, we will show you how to use your portal library.

“My Library” allows you to upload files to your portal which you can share with the classes in your portal. This seamlessly integrates with your class walls; once you share a file with a class, it will appear on their wall for them to access. All file types are supported, and your portal has a total storage capacity of 2 GB.

To upload a file to your library, you must be a portal educator and be signed in to educators.nagwa.com.

Head over to “My Library” on the toolbar and click “+ Add File”. Now, you’ll see a window saying “Upload Files”. Click on “Browse” and choose the file, or files, that you’d like to upload. Close the window and you’ll see the new file, or files, in your library. You’ll also notice that, below “+ Add File”, there’s a link to “Studio Videos”. Here, you’ll see any pending videos that you have created using our fantastic studio app. If you haven’t done so yet, download it from the app store and start creating! If you want to add the video to your library, click the three dots and click “Add to Library”. Now, you’ll be able to share it like any other file.

If you would like to share a file with a class, you have two options, each with different benefits. Firstly, you can click on the three vertical dots next to the file you wish to share, then click “Share with Class” and a new window will open. Click where it says “Choose Classes” and select the classes that you would like to share the file with, then click “Share”. This is the easiest option if you would like to share a file with multiple classes, but it only allows you to share a single file, without an attached message.

Alternatively, if you only want to share files with a single class, head over to “Classes” and click on the class that you would like to share files with. You’ll now be taken to the class wall, and at the top of the page, where it says “Share Message with Class”, click on the folder to the right and you can select the file, or files, that you would like to share. The benefit of using this route is that you can select multiple files to share, and you can also add a message before sharing, for example, “Hi Guys, please read the attached file before our lesson next Tuesday.”

If you then want to share files with another class, you can choose the class from the list on the right.

Let us quickly head over to a student account so you can see how these files are received. The student will need to click on “Classes” on the toolbar, and they will see their class titles. If they click on a class, any shared files will appear here alongside any messages. They can download any files by clicking “Download” and watch any studio videos directly from this page. They can toggle between their classes using the menu on the right.

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