Important - Before getting started with PDFs:
- 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.
- 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.
STEP 1: Format PDF before upload
You may use common tools like Adobe Reader or http://www.rotatepdf.net/ to do this.
STEP 2: Click "My Imports"
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 "Done"
It may take a couple moments to upload your file, depending on its size.