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NEW! Editor Navigation Side-Bar and Presentation (Slides) View
NEW! Editor Navigation Side-Bar and Presentation (Slides) View

Build and edit formatives more quickly by utilizing the navigation side-bar on formative editor pages!

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Written by Neta Raz Studnitski
Updated over a week ago

What is this?

The Editor Navigation Side-Bar is a way to navigate to specific sections of your formative to complete quick actions. It allows teachers the ability to swiftly build and edit their formatives on the go. From this Editor Navigation Bar teachers can also switch between the regular view to a Presentation view (early access feature) displaying the formative as a Slides deck. Continue reading for full details and step-by-step instructions!

Accessing the Navigation Side-Bar

The Navigation Side-Bar is located on the left side of the formative editor page. Simply locate the Side-Bar tab icon and click it once to expand the Side-Bar panel. To collapse the Side-Bar, click on the tab icon again.

Using the Navigation Side-Bar

The Navigation Side-Bar allows teachers the following actions:

  1. Click to navigate to a specific existing item on the formative

  2. Add a new item

  3. Move items

  4. Select existing item(s) to copy

  5. Select existing item(s) to delete

Navigate to an Existing Item

Simply click on the desired item within the Navigation Side-Bar and the formative will scroll automatically to it!

Add a New Item

  1. Click on the blue "+Add Item" button at the bottom of the Navigation Side-Bar

  2. Select the item from the list

  3. The item will be added at the bottom of the formative

  4. Click on the new item on the Navigation Side-Bar to navigate to it and add details

Move Items

  1. Hover over the item's icon (located to the left of the item's number), the cursor will change to arrows and the icon will change to the moving icon (6 dots)

  2. Long-press the 6 dots icon, then drag and drop the item to the desired location within the Navigation Side-Bar

  3. The item will move to that desired location on the formative's editor page

Copy Item(s)

  1. Click on the Select icon within the Navigation Side-Bar

  2. Check-mark the box(es) next to the item(s) you wish to copy

  3. Click on the Copy icon within the Navigation Side-Bar

  4. The selected item(s) will be duplicated

  5. You can then click on the new item(s) to quickly navigate to them and edit as needed

Delete Item(s)

  1. Click on the Select icon within the Navigation Side-Bar

  2. Check-mark the box(es) next to the item(s) you wish to delete

  3. Click on the Delete icon (trashcan) within the Navigation Side-Bar

  4. Confirm your intention to delete the selected item(s)

  5. The selected item(s) will be deleted from the side-bar and from the formative

Switch to Presentation View (Slides)

This early access feature allows teachers to work on their formative creation and editing via a presentation slides deck style display where each item is included in a separate slide. To access this early access feature simply toggle on the button "Presentation View" at the top of the Editor Navigation Side-Bar.

The view will switch to the presentation slide deck display, from here you can follow the instructions below to navigate to specific slide(s); duplicate, edit or delete slide(s); create new items; upload Google Slides directly into your formative; and even draw a slide:

Navigate to an Existing Slide

Simply click on the desired slide within the Navigation Side-Bar and the formative will scroll automatically to it!

Add a New Slide (item)

  1. Click on the blue "+Add Item" button at the bottom of the Navigation Side-Bar

  2. Select the desired item from the list

  3. The item will be added at the bottom of the formative as a new slide

  4. Click on the new slide on the Navigation Side-Bar to navigate to it and add details

Upload Google Slides

  1. Click on the "Import Google Slides" icon at the bottom of the Navigation Side-Bar (if prompted, select or login to your Google account)

  2. Select the slide deck presentation you wish to upload from and allow the system the time it needs to process the request

  3. Once the slides deck is presented in the upload window, select the specific slides you wish to upload into your formative by ensuring they are check-marked (un-check any slide you do not wish to upload)

  4. Click on the "Add X Documents" button to complete the workflow

  5. The selected presentation slides will now be added to your formative and will appear both on the editor itself, and in the Editor Navigation Side-Bar

Note: There is a limit of 25 slides per upload batch. If you have a presentation in Google Drive longer than that, please divide it into separate smaller batches of 25 pages each.

Draw a Slide

  1. Click on the "Draw Slide" icon at the bottom of the Editor Navigation Side-Bar

  2. The new slide with an Image (Drawing) content item will be added to your presentation

  3. Click into the Image (Drawing) content item to edit the background and add any details needed (instructions can be found here)

Move Slides

  1. Hover over the slide's icon (located at the left bottom corner of the slide), the cursor will change to arrows and the icon will change to the moving icon (6 dots)

  2. Long-press the 6 dots icon, then drag and drop the slide to the desired location within the Navigation Side-Bar

  3. The slide will move to that desired location on the formative's editor page

Copy Slide(s)

  1. Click on the Select icon within the Navigation Side-Bar

  2. Check-mark the box(es) next to the slide(s) you wish to copy

  3. Click on the Copy icon within the Navigation Side-Bar

  4. The selected slide(s) will be duplicated

  5. You can then click on the new slide(s) to quickly navigate to them and edit as needed

Delete Slide(s)

  1. Click on the Select icon within the Navigation Side-Bar

  2. Check-mark the box(es) next to the slide(s) you wish to delete

  3. Click on the Delete icon (trashcan) within the Navigation Side-Bar

  4. Confirm your intention to delete the selected slide(s)

  5. The selected slide(s) will be deleted from the side-bar and from the formative

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