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How do I allow students to add content to pages in Lessons?

Instructors can enable student content in Lessons to allow students to create their own pages. Students can add rich-text content, videos, images, embedded PDF files, and more. These pages could be used to present information or collaborate within groups.

After student content is enabled, we recommend that instructors share How do students add and organize content on pages in Lessons? with their students.

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Step-by-Step Instructions

Enable student content.

Go to Lessons.

Select the Title of the page (e.g., Lessons, Activities, Week: 1) from the tool menu in your site.  

Select Add Content.

Select Add Student Content.

Edit the student content settings.

Go to Lessons.

Select the Title of the page (e.g., Lessons, Activities, Week: 1) from the tool menu in your site.  

Select Edit.

Select the pencil and paper (Edit) icon to the right of the Student Pages section.

Adjust settings and save changes.

The system will display a list of settings. Select or change settings, if desired:

  1. To list the pages anonymously, rather than by student names, select Make these student pages anonymous.
  2. To create gradebook items for each page, select Create gradebook entries for these and enter a maximum point value.
  3. To add a section for comments, select Add a comments section to each page. Then, adjust additional settings below:
    • To keep the identities of the comment authors hidden, select Make these comments anonymous.
    • To add scores for the comments to the gradebook, select Grade these comments.
    • If you choose to grade the comments, enter a maximum points value.
  4. To add a rubric to each student page, select Add a peer review rubric to each page. If you choose to add a rubric, you can select an existing rubric or select Create a new rubric. Then, set an open date and a due date for the peer evaluation period.
  5. To enable group pages, select Student pages will be jointly owned by all members of a group rather than an individual. To allow group members to rate each other on their group page, select Use rubric for students within a group to evaluate each other. You must also select Add a peer review rubric to each page and choose a rubric, select a rubric, and set an open date and a due date for the peer evaluation period.
  6. To only allow students to see their own page, select Students only see their own page.
  7. To require students to complete previous required items before viewing this content, select Don't Release Item Until All Prerequisites are Completed. Select Require This Item to require this item. For more information, see How do I ensure that lesson items are completed in a particular order?
  8. To specify groups to which the item should be displayed, select Edit the groups for which this item should be shown. If no groups are selected, the item will be shown to all site participants.
  9. Select Update Item to save the changes.

View student pages.

Go to Lessons.

Select the Title of the page (e.g., Lessons, Activities, Week: 1) from the tool menu in your site.  

Select a page.

To view a student page, select a link to the page in the Student Pages section. By default, the names of student pages are the names of their creators. If group pages are enabled, the names of the pages will be the names of the groups.