For resources that are downloadable, you can share those resources with your students via email or other direct means of communication that are accessible to your students only.
For PDF resources, you have two options:
- Send the resource as-is to your students: After you access a PDF resource, you'll see a "Student Link" button in the toolbar at the top of the viewer. Click that button to generate a link that you can send to your students via email or other means of direct communication. Your students will be able to view and print the resource at home via this link, which is for use by you and your students only. They will see a similar view as you do, and there will also be a message at the top of the screen that says your name and your school’s name.
The student link will expire after 14 days, and you can view how many days the link has left by opening the resource in the viewer and clicking the "Student Link" button. Once the link expires, you can generate a new link to send to your students if they need access to the resource. At this time, the link will include the entire resource as there is not an option to select specific pages to send to your students.
- Create an interactive Easel Activity out of the resource for your students: After you access a PDF resource that is compatible with Easel Activities, you’ll see an “Open Digital Activity” button. Click that button to customize the resource by removing answer keys, adding additional text, answer boxes, highlighting, and more. When you’re finished creating your activity, you can share the activity with your students and track their submissions online. Your students will need to have a Google email account to complete Easel Activities. Not all resources can be used to create Easel Activities. Learn more about Easel Activities.