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Add Your Own Content

You can currently import Internet Articles, Google Docs, and PDFs into Actively Learn.

Reminder: Limit of 3 uploads per month on Free Plan

Internet Articles

STEP 1: Go to your "Workspace"

STEP 2: Click on "Add Content"  and select “Import internet article”

STEP 3: Copy your article's URL you want to add

STEP 4: Paste the article's URL in your workspace, and then click "Next"

STEP 5:  You can make edits if you like. Select the grade level, category of the text, unit (optional), and select "Done" 

The article will now appear in your Workspace!

STEP 7: If your articles doesn't import correctly, please let us know by selecting the authoring icon and selecting “Report import error” 

Google Docs

Our platform does try and keep formatting as close to the original article during importing, but images sometimes move around due to text wrapping. Please format text wrapping around images to "break text" this will preserve image location in Actively Learn. 

Here is our Google Doc Formatting Guide

STEP 1: From your Workspace, select “Add Content” then "Import Google Doc”

STEP 2: Sign in to your Google account

STEP 3: Select the Google Doc that you want to bring into Actively Learn

STEP 4: Your Google Doc (with all your custom formatting) will be available in your Workspace


Important - Before getting started with PDFs:

  1. PDFs may be blocked by the school or district. Send your school tech team our technology brief to help them whitelist the appropriate domains and services. To work around this, you may want to convert your PDF document to a Google Doc as outlined in this guide.
  2. PDFs are designed not to be editable:
    • Questions can only be added at the bottom of each page
    • You cannot rotate pages once a document has been uploaded. Be sure to position the PDF before uploading. 
    • Navigating between pages requires using the dropdown in the navigation bar or pressing on the arrows at the top or bottom of the text.
    • Some PDFs that you scan will not have a digital text layer. This will not allow you and students to annotate. If this is the case, you will see a message when you try and select some text. In this situation, you may want to convert your PDF document to a Google Doc to try and have Google "extract" the text. You can then import the new Google Doc version of your former PDF.

Actively Learn Technology Brief

STEP 1: Format PDF before upload

You may use common tools like Adobe Reader or http://www.rotatepdf.net/ to do this.

STEP 2:  Access your Workspace

STEP 3: Click “Add content”, then select “Upload PDF”

STEP 4: Click "Select File" to open up your local drive. Choose the file from your local drive to upload. 

Step 5: Input information such as: title, author, grade level, and category. Then click "Upload"

It may take a couple moments to upload your file, depending on its size.

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