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Teacher FAQ: How do I add a co-teacher to my class?

While there is not a direct way to add a co-teacher to a class, there are several ways to give a co-teacher nearly equal access to a class.

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Written by Linda Detwiler
Updated over a week ago

The only thing a co-teacher CANNOT do is assign work; this can only be done by the course owner. However, finding assignments, creating assignments, grading, and giving feedback can all be done by the co-teacher.

If you are looking to TRANSFER an account permanently to another teacher, check out this article.

Add the co-teacher as a grader.

Graders have limited access to a class for grading purposes. They can:

Graders are NOT able to:

  • Assign activities or delete activities from the class

  • Create a new class

To add a teacher as a grader:

1) In "My Classes," click on the course title that you want to share.

2) Click View Class & Roster to view the Class Details.

3) On the Class Details page, click "Add Grader," then enter the grader's email address. They will receive an email once you add them to the course inviting them to make an account.

3) Graders are shown under the "Graders" list. The "Name" section will be blank until the grader creates a Pivot Interactives account. If you need to remove a grader, click the "Remove" button next to their name.

Note: Graders must be added as collaborators in any libraries where you want them to be able to preview an activity. See our help article on Custom Libraries for how to do that.

Share editing access to your libraries with your co-teacher.

Now with Custom Libraries, it is very easy to collaborate with teachers to create assignments.

A custom library will allow you to:

  • Place only certain activities within the library. For example, you could make a custom library called Unit 1 - Kinematics and place only activities for that unit with the library.

  • Share a library with other instructors. You can allow them only to assign those activities to other students or both assign and edit those activities. Activities edited within a custom library will be reflected to students, even if it's already been assigned.

Creating a Custom Library

  • To create a new custom library, first, click Activities at the top of the page.

  • In the My Libraries drop-down, select +Add New Library.

Give your new custom library a name and short description. The new custom library will appear under the My Libraries tab.

Adding collaborators to a custom library

To manage a particular custom library:

  1. In the My Libraries drop-down, click the action dots to the right of the library and select Edit & Share, or...

  2. While inside of the library, click Edit Library next to the library's name.

If you do not see the edit action on a library, you are not an admin or owner of the library.

You'll then see all of the information and settings for your custom library. You can change the library's name and description, see who has what kind of access and add, remove, or change the level of access for members.

When you click Add Members, you'll see the following box.

There are four levels of permissions for adding members to a library. However, for co-teachers, we suggest you assign them one of these two roles:

  • Editor - Member can view, assign, and edit existing activities and add and remove activities from the library. Edits are reflected to the students, even if an activity has already been assigned and started on.

  • Admin - Member can do everything an editor can. Members can also add or remove other members as well as change their permissions.

To change the permissions for a member within the library, click the drop-down menu next to their name and change to the appropriate permission. To completely remove their access, click Remove.

For more information about custom libraries, check out our help article.

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