So, you've set up a library, successfully invited your students to join the library, and now they are ready to make books.

Students will have one of the three options at this point.

  1. Create their own book.
  2. Copy a teacher's book so they can work on their own version.
  3. Work on a book that multiple students are collaborating on.

1. Create their own book

This is simply a matter of clicking the New Book button in the toolbar.

If students see this button is greyed out, that means you have turned on the library setting so that students can't edit their own books. You'll need to toggle that on to allow students to create a new book.

Do you students need help with making a book? Watch our video tutorial for students, or take a look at our article on making your first book.

2. Copy a teacher's book

Another common scenario is that the teacher has made a book that they want students to work on. The student will need to copy the book first, by clicking on the Books icon underneath the book and choosing Copy book.

How to copy a book

3. Collaborating

In the third option, which is only available when a teacher is on a paid plan, the student can work on the same book as other students because collaboration is turned on for the book. All the students can enter the book without needing to make a copy.

Learn more about how collaboration works

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