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Connecting Actively Learn writing to Google Docs

After students make annotations and respond to questions on Actively Learn, they can place their answers, highlights, and notes from Actively Learn in a Google Doc. Those annotations and responses can be used when writing essays, reports, or projects. Using this add-on requires the Team plan or higher.

When teachers sign into the add-on, it will retrieve notes, highlights, and answers from Student Mode.

FYI: Google does not currently support add-ons on iPads.


Installing the Google Doc add-on

STEP 1: Click here to view the the add-on in the Chrome Web Store

STEP 2: Click "Free"

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STEP 3: A pop up will appear requesting permission. Select "Allow"

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STEP 4: An Actively Learn note will appear with information on how to open the app

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How to use the Google Doc Add-on

STEP 1: Choose the Google Doc you would like to work on

STEP 2: Select the "Add-ons" tab in the Google Doc then select "Actively Learn" and "Open Sidebar"

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STEP 3: An Actively Learn bar will appear on the right hand side of the Google Doc. Select "Sign in with Actively Learn"

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STEP 4: You can then select the text you would like to import

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STEP 5: After selecting the text, two tabs will appear. One with questions and answers, another with highlights and notes.

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STEP 6: When inserting your answers, highlights, and notes make sure that your cursor in the Google Doc is where you would like to insert your text.

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Your text will be added

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Highlights and notes will display the color and category 

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