Sign Up1. Go to http://www.livebinders.com/ and signup for a FREE LiveBinders account. Notice the disclaimer – “Please do not enter personal email addresses for children under 13 as we are not allowed to collect this data. Please use school generated or teacher generated email addresses.”
Create a New Binder1. Create a new binder by clicking on Create Binder Tab or by clicking on the Start a Blank Binder Icon.2. Fill out the required fields: • Add a name, description, and add any tags • Start by making your Binder Private. We will change this when it’s complete • Give it an access key so you can share it for feedback • Click Create New Binder
Tabs1. Notice your new binder has three tabs. Name your tabs by clicking on the tab and entering a name. LiveBinders has an auto save feature and will automatically save your changes for you.2. To add a new tab, click on any of your current tabs and click on the yellow triangle. Choose add a new tab. Note: The yellow triangle also allows you to delete and move your tabs.
Subtabs1. To add a Subtab, click on the yellow triangle and choose Add New Subtab Notice you will have Subtabs display under your tabs in hierarchical order.2. You can add additional Subtabs by performing step 1 above or by clicking on a subtab and using the yellow triangle. Note – this is also how you will order your subtabs and delete them
Adding ContentThe Edit Menu is what you will use to customize your LiveBinder1. Click on the Edit Menu button to bring up the Edit Menu. This is what you will use to add content to your LiveBinder, change the layout of your tabs (Like PowerPoint Layout), and change your LiveBinder’s properties.
Uploading Files1. Click on the Tab or Subtab you want to add your file to2. Click on the Edit Button to bring up the Edit Menu3. Click on Upload File and then Choose file to select your document4. Once you have selected your document, click on upload5. You’ll see your document loaded into your binder
Text LayoutText Layout allows you to change the appearance of your LiveBinder’s page. If you’ve used PowerPoint, these layouts will look familiar to you. To change the layout of your page:1. Click on Edit Menu2. Click on Text Layout3. Choose the Layout from the choices displayed by clicking on the iconNote: Media in LiveBinders is considered websites, documents, Images, and movies.
Editing and Adding to your PageAgain, if you’re familiar with PowerPoint, LiveBinders is very transferable. Here’s how you add content and edit your pages:Adding a URL:1. Copy the Url from the page you want displayed in your binder.2. Paste it into the Enter URL field and click insert.3. The website will then display in your binder’s page Note: If for some reason you do not see a URL field, click on Edit Menu > Text Layout and choose one of the layouts with media.
Editing and Adding to Your PageAdding an Image:1. Click on Edit Menu > Upload File2. Click on Choose File, select your Image3. Click on Upload. Your photo will be displayed in your Binder Note: Make sure you re-size your photo for the web. Otherwise it will be HUGE!Resizing Photos in iPhoto:• Choose the photo you want to use and click on it• Chose File > Export• Select SMALL for the size• Click ExportResizing Photos in Microsoft Office:• Open Microsoft Office Picture Manager• Select your photo and click on export picture• Choose either Web – Large OR Web – Small• Click OKYou can also insert Flickr Images by clicking on Edit Manu > Insert Media > Flickr Images. You can search for Flickr Images right in LiveBinders!
Editing and Adding to Your PageEditing Text1. Click on the Text Box you want to edit. You will see this menu:Click on the Yellow Triangle to open your drawer for more text editing options:Run your cursor over the icons to see what they do. From left to right:Done – takes you out of edit text mode - Print - Paste from Word - Undo - Insert Image - Redo - Use the triangle to open your drawer to change - Bullets your font, insert a table and insert HTML code. - Numbers - Decrease Indent - Increase Indent - Text Alignment - Hyperlink - Paste as Plain Text
LiveBinder It ToolIf you are familiar with Social Bookmarking, the LiveBinder It Tool does just that. Add it to your toolbar and you will be able to create a binder full of resources to share with your students and/or PLN. Here’s How:1. From the LiveBinders Website, click on the LiveBinder It Tool Tab2. Scroll down to How to Add ‘LiveBinder It’ to Your Browser Toolbar3. Drag the link to your toolbar4. Click OK. You should now see LiveBinder It on your toolbar.5. Click on the tool to add links to an existing LiveBinder or create a New Binder