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.

You can also share directly with your classes if (a) you are logged in as a Premium or Group (teacher) subscriber AND (b) you have set up one or more classes via the classes menu on the textivate home page. (See this blog post for more information about sharing with classes.)

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:

You have to subscribe, right?


You have to subscribe before you can create your own texts, right?


Basically, yes.

If you subscribe (or if you have a student login because your school has a Premium or Group subscription) you can take full advantage of the site's interactivity by using texts that you paste in there and then. Or you can save texts / resources to local storage, to access them later on the same device. You can save 100s of resources in local storage.

You need to have a subscription (Premium or Group) if you want to save something to share with others via a hyperlink or embed code, or (Basic) to access your own saved resources on a different device.

If you have a Premium or Group subscription you can also get your students to log in using the student login and share text with them in other formats (word doc or txt file) which they can then copy and paste into textivate and have access to all the activities. The student log-in also allows students to play around with their own text and submit scores based on textivate sequences.