Sharing and embedding textivate activities

All resources which have been uploaded to textivate as shareable or public resources have their own unique URL (i.e. web address). This means that you can share them with others using this URL.

You can share links to resources that you have uploaded (as shareable or public), or to resources that you come across while browsing the public resources on textivate (accessible via the spyglass icon).

To get the URL for your resource (or for a particular activity), make sure it is uploaded as a public or shareable resource, then click the share icon at the top right of the page. Also note that the share icon will not be visible if you have made changes to your resources and you have not saved the changes.

This provides options for copying the resource / activity url as well as for sharing via twitter or facebook.

Not seeing a share icon?

If you are not seeing a share icon above your resource, check the following:

  • You need to be logged in. (And you need to have Premium or Group subscription.)
  • Your resource needs to have been uploaded (using the "upload" icon -- the up-arrow in the cloud, below the text box on the textivate home page) as either a Public or Shareable resource. (Private resources can't be shared.)
  • If you have made any changes at all to the resource after uploading, you won't see a share icon. In its place, on the home screen, you will see a "save changes" icon (looks like an old floppy disk icon). Click this to save changes to your resource. Once changes have been saved, the share icon will re-appear on all screens.

NB. You need a Premium or Group subscription in order to upload shareable or public resources to textivate.

Textivate share options...

There are several share options in textivate:

1. A url pointing to the textivate homepage, containing your resource.

e.g. http://www.textivate.com/aocjn1
Note that the url is the textivate web address + the resource identifier for your resource.

The above url links to a screen that looks like this:

2. A url pointing to the menu screen, with links to all of the activities.

e.g. http://www.textivate.com/menu-aocjn1
Note that this url includes the word menu + the resource identifier.

The above url links to a screen that looks like this:

3. A url pointing to a particular activity.

e.g. http://www.textivate.com/4x4-aocjn1
Note that this url contains a reference to the activity type - in this case 4x4 - as well as the resource identifier.

The above url links to a screen that looks like this:

4. A url pointing to a sequence.

If you have created a "sequence" for your resource (see this link if you don't know what a sequence is), you should see a "link to sequence" option on the index page, the menu page and all activity pages when you click on the share icon. (See the image below, which shows what it looks like on the index page).

If you click this "link to sequence" option, the URL in the box changes to one which contains the word "sequence". This is the URL that you should share if you want your students to access the sequence.

e.g. http://www.textivate.com/sequence-b6ijn1
Note that this url contains the word "sequence" plus the resource identifier.

5. Embedding an activity on your website, blog, wiki etc.

e.g. Text Million

Click below to access the activity. (Opens in a new window on touch devices.)
Click here to open the above activity in a new window.

e.g. Click Match 12

Click below to access the activity. (Opens in a new window on touch devices.)
Click here to open the above activity in a new window.

All of the above options are VERY SIMPLE to do.

The video below shows how to get the various link urls, as well as how to get the embed code (and how to modify sizes etc to suit your needs):

Note that you can only upload your own resources if you subscribe to textivate, and a Premium or Group subscription is required in order to upload resources which can be shared via a url or embed code.

Related:

Fine-tuning your activity URLs

Protected resources


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