To create pages for your students, you follow these steps:
- Click the Page button to open the Pages bar (hamburger icon) and click the Create new page button. Now you've made a new page for the class you're teaching. Use the name of your class to distinguish them from other pages. Learn more about creating new pages here.
- Add content to your page. The most useful will be the following widgets:
- Bookmark widgets to link to online resources, google classroom links, or video apps. You can add descriptions with instructions for each assignment.
- Notes widgets with general instructions.
- Image galleries for visual instructions or explanatory screenshots. You can link separate images to a URL, so your students can click through for more information.
- Embedded videos to show instructions on YouTube or some other video sharing platform.
Learn more about adding content here.
- Click the share button and share your page with a shareable link. This way all your students will have access to your page. They don't even need to have a start.me account. Ask your students to type the address into the address bar of their browser and bookmark it for later reference. If your students do have an account, they can like and follow your page. In that case, you can see them in the list of people who follow the page. Your page will show up in their Personal pages.
Note: you don't have to type the name of your page. The address up until the six-character code is enough. For example: start.me/p/gy1BgY
The page you've shared won't be crawled by Google or other search engines. Learn more about sharing pages here.
Now you can use the start.me page to add lessons with assignments, for your students to fulfill. Here's an example page, inspired by a real-life situation:
What if I teach one or more parallel classes?
You can duplicate any page and change the name. Use the same technique to update and reuse the preparations you've made from the previous period or year. Any page can be a template for a new page.
If you want to archive pages, to keep your list of pages manageable, you can do this with the Archive feature. Learn more about archiving pages here.
What if I teach over many different weeks?
We recommend making a private page for all your assignments or tasks. You can collect everything there and copy it to your shared class page when needed. So, if you've made a weekly task for week 1, you can copy this to the class page at the beginning of week 1.
Once you've finished week 1, you can copy week 2 to the central page and remove the widget for week 1. And so forth.
You'll find an example of a class page here.