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New feature: Shared folders and collaborative editing

Andrew Beelitz

Classroom, school, and eLearning accounts can now access shared folders and collaborative editing on ThingLink. This means multiple users can simultaneously edit the same image or video using their own accounts.  Here is how this feature works:

To create a shared space for collaborative editing, you need to first create a Shared Folder. Go to ‘My Media’, click the plus sign next to the folder tutorial and create a new folder. We recommend using the name of the course, classroom or room number in the folder name to make it easier for students to find it. For example, “5th grade School Tour Project, Room 14”.Screen Shot 2019-11-07 at 2.26.13 PM

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Adding images or videos to a folder

Click the three dots in the bottom right corner of the image thumbnail and choose “Move to folder”.


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Changing folder settings from ‘Private’ to ‘Shared’

By default, all folders are in private mode. To convert a private folder to a shared folder, click “Settings” and choose “My organization”. With Premium Teacher accounts “My organization” means your classroom and on school accounts it means your school.

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Collaborative editing

All images and videos in a shared folder can be edited (or deleted!) by the members of your classroom – it’s good to remind everyone to be careful and not delete any images in the shared space unless it is their own. Whenever another user has made a change to the media you are working on, a white ‘Refresh’ button will appear on the right-hand side. Clicking the button will show the most recent edits while keeping all changes made by you.


Once everyone has finished editing the project, if needed, teachers or admins can remove the project from the shared folder, or simply change the folder setting back to Private.

Questions? More information on shared folders and collaborative editing can be found on our support pages, or asking directly from our team at support@thinglink.com!




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