For group subscriptions: sharing resources with group members

A new feature for those with Group subscriptions (23rd Feb 2018)...

Group members can list Public and Shareable resources uploaded by other Group members, provided those resources have been shared with the group. 

This means that Group subscribers can finally share the work of resource creation and adapt materials already created by group members, without having to make their resources public!

You can access group resources by going to Search > My resources and then changing the selector from "just me" to "group". You can also search by group member, by tags, by search terms etc.

To share a resource with other group members, simply select the "Share with group" option (see below) when you upload a resource.

You can edit your existing resources by going to Search > My resources and clicking the "Edit tags + resource type" button for each resource. On the pop-up screen, simply select the "Share with group" option (see below) and then save the changes.

You can also create challenges based on shared group resources, by changing the selector at the top to "Group resources". (See below)

Resources shared with the group still belong to the original group member, and only s/he can make changes to the original resource. If you want to modify anything in a resource that has been shared by another group member, you will need to upload the resource as a new resource, which essentially makes a copy of the original. Once you have ownership of the resource, you can change it in any way you like.

Add "Find the French" (or Spanish etc) to your Text+Match resource

If you create a textivate resource which includes a text plus matching - as outlined in this blog post - it's dead easy to add a "Find the French" (or Spanish, German, Italian, Latin or whatever) activity, with just a couple of clicks.

So if you have a Text + Match activity such as this...

...click on the extras tab...

...and select the check box to include the main text - i.e. your resource text - along with the matching activities:

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: