This article intends to cover three main topics:
What are shared libraries
After the success of the My Library space, which allows teachers and learning designers to manage and organize their rubric and activity templates on a personal or institutional level, we have developed Shared Libraries.
These libraries are collaborative spaces for templates, where learning designers can cooperate on building courses and rubric templates specific to the entire institution or to particular disciplines, departments, or programs within the institution. The library's name can be easily customized—for example, "Law School" or "Faculty of Social Science."
Segmented Shared Libraries will help institutions standardize and organize templates, maintain quality, customize as needed, and share best practices like rich rubrics or balanced activities. They will also allow institutions to segment their populations and create communities of practice.
Creating and accessing shared libraries
Creating a shared library
To create a shared library, you'll need to contact your 'customer success manager' to enable a feature flag. We recommend that only learning designers at institutions have access to creation of shared libraries, to avoid too many libraries being created.
Once the feature flag is switched on you can access shared libraries from the same location as 'My library', either from the toolpicker or inside of an FeedbackFruits activity (when implementing a rubric or from the copy from existing dialogue).
When you enter the platform, you'll see a new addition in the side bar, 'All Libraries'. By clicking on the "New Library" button you'll create a new library.
You can give that library a name, and description. You can always change these later if needed.
You can also invite others to the shared library. For now, you should invite the teachers who intend to use these templates, they would be viewers, meaning they can see the activity templates in their tool picker when setting up a FeedbackFruits activity, and rubrics from the library when setting up rubrics in activities.
By clicking on 'settings', you'll access a dialogue where you can invite whomever needed.
You can do this by adding their emails, you can add several emails at once.
Once you've created the Library and invited the members you'd like to collaborate with, you can start setting up activity, rubric and learning journey templates.
Implementing templates from shared libraries in FeedbackFruits activities
Once you've added teachers as viewers, they'll be able to see the templates you've created in the following locations:
The toolpicker: When setting up an activity in the LMS
Adding criteria in an FeedbackFruits activity
From there they can directly implement and use the templates!
This concludes the Shared Libraries | Setting up and managing templates tutorial.
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