Widget category: Post creation and collections


A post widget and a collection widget can be used together in order to create a sharing activity.

  • Post widgets allow students to post their work to the class.
  • Collection widgets display these posts in a gallery or feed so that other people in the class can see it. 

These are great tools for setting up divergent learning activities where a student can share their work with the class to gain feedback, start discourse, or engage in other social-constructive activities.

In this following example, a student uses the post text widget to share an idea for a project. This post is then displayed in a gallery widget so that all students in the class can view and comment on it.

By default, when a learner makes a post, it is visible to all other learners in a class. However, there are many ways to change the share settings to create different types of learning activities. For example, private activities or activities that require learners to attempt an activity before viewing other responses.

Learn more about how to do this in: How to use share settings

 


Post widgets types

When you add a post widget to a page, a gallery widget is automatically added after the post widget.

You don't have to manually set up a gallery widget unless you want to create a more advanced activity where posts from multiple widgets are displayed in a single gallery.

 

Post Text Widget

 

The Post text widget allows students to share text into a Gallery.

 

Student view

 

 

Editor view for teachers

 

These activities can be set up to be private (viewable only by student and teacher) or public (viewable by entire class). 

 

Post Image Widget

 

The Post image widget allows students to share images (.jpg, png or .gif) into a Gallery.

 

Student view

 

Editor view for teachers

 

These activities can be set up to be private (viewable only by student and teacher) or public (viewable by entire class). 

 

 

The Post file widget allows students to share video, audio, or document files into a Gallery.

 

Student view

 

 

Editor view for teachers

 

These activities can be set up to be private (viewable only by student and teacher) or public (viewable by entire class).

 


 

 

The Gallery displays posts shared by students. 

Gallery widgets are automatically added when you add a post widget to a page.

If you have multiple post widgets on one page, you can have a gallery for each one or delete the extra galleries to have one gallery display all posts.

 

Student view

 

Editor view for teachers

 


What are widgets and how do I use them?

How to use sharing permissions to control post visibility.

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  • Melody Wang  not sure if you're aware of this, but at the moment, only superusers can see the Feed widget.

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    • Ah, thanks for that, I will remove that part for now.

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  • Thank you

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  • Another thing which is important is Share Setting. If post something is part of assignment, then we have to set the post visibility setting to Teachers and author only, so the submitted file/image/text will not be visible to everyone.

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    • That's a great point! We've since updated this help doc with links to a new article that explains how to use share settings to create different types of learning activities: How to use share settings

      It goes through how to set up a private activity as well as many other common scenarios. Hope that helps.

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