How do I create and assign a folder?

Learn how to create and assign custom assignments using the folders feature.

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Written by Lucy Orsi
Updated over a week ago

What are Folders?

A folder is your master copy of an assignment, allowing you to create multiple assignments from your hand-selected questions. Folders are useful because they enable you to create lists of questions that you can assign, edit, and share. Folders enable you to:

Note: Only licensed teachers can use folders. If you are not an approved teacher at a licensed school, please explore our pricing page.

Creating Folders

Method 1: Add an entire topic of questions to a folder or create a new folder

  1. Click the three dots to the right of any topic or subtopic that you'd like to assign, and select the Save to Folders option as seen in the image above.

  2. Select the desired Folder or create a new Folder.

  3. Click Save.

All of the questions in the topic will be added to that folder.

Method 2: Add specific questions to a folder, directly from a question list

  1. Click on any question list in the subject guide.

  2. You will see checkboxes next to all the questions in the question list. Click the box next to the questions you would like to add to your folder.

  3. Once you select at least one question, a button at the top will appear that says Add to folder.

  4. Click Add to folder.

  5. Select your folder or create a new one and click Save.

Assigning Folders

Once you have folders created, you can access them from within the Folders tab at the top of your screen. Your folders are not class-specific and can be accessed from anywhere on the site.

There are seven actions you can perform on folders:

  • Open: This action allows you to remove questions from the folder, filter questions, and re-arrange the order of questions. You cannot add more questions from here; that can only be done from a subject's guide page or from another folder. From here, you can save changes to the folder, or create an assignment by assigning the entirety of the newly edited folder, assigning selected questions from the folder, or smart assigning questions from the folder.

  • Assign All: This action creates an assignment with all questions in the folder. You will be brought to the first page of the Assignment Creation Process, where you'll choose recipients and assignment settings.

  • Smart Assign: This action allows you to set criteria for your assignment and Albert will select and assign questions from your folder to your students. You will be brought to the first page of the Assignment Creation Process, where you'll choose recipients and assignment settings.

  • Rename: Give the folder a new name for better organization.

  • Duplicate: Make a copy of the folder so you can make adjustments and keep the original folder.

  • Copy Link: This action copies the link to the folder so that you can send (copy and paste) it to another teacher. This is great for collaborative planning with a colleague who teaches the same subject. [Pro-tip]: Teachers will receive a copy of the folder and can make edits as needed without changing their original folder.

  • Delete: Erases the folder, but not any assignments created from that folder.

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