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How to Collaborate on Wakelet

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Discover how you can invite contributors, assign permissions, and start collaborating on Wakelet!

Isn’t it beautiful when a group of people all work together to create something bigger than the sum of its parts?

We’ve built Wakelet’s collaboration feature to make it as easy as possible for teachers, students, co-workers and anyone else to contribute to collections and collaborate on projects, research libraries, reflection boards and much more!

Here you’ll find out how to collaborate on Wakelet, and how to get the most out of the feature in your classrooms and learning communities. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Create a collection

Create a Wakelet collection as you normally do. You can include instructions to your collaborators, along with any of your own content, and of course personalize it any way you want.

Step 2: Open the ‘Invite’ menu

Once you’ve created and saved your collection, open it up (not in edit mode). Then click the ‘Invite’ button from the bar at the top of the page. This will open up a screen where you can invite and manage people contributing the collection!

Step 3: Invite people to your collection

In this menu, you can invite anyone you want to join your collection and start contributing. Invite people by code, QR code, link, email, or Wakelet handle! The best part? They don’t even need a Wakelet account to join a collection!

There are a few easy ways you can invite people to collaborate:

Via Shareable Link or Code

This generates a unique link, QR code and invite code. Just share the link with people you want to invite, and they will click it and join the collection! The QR code works the same, and is great for people on devices who can scan it immediately and join.

The invite code is super easy to use! Just share it with your class, colleagues, and anyone else. If they are logged out of Wakelet, they can head to Wakelet.com, and click the “enter code” button. Once they enter the code, they will be prompted to enter a nickname. They are then plugged into the collection and can start contributing to it. Remember, they don’t need a Wakelet account to do this.

If they are logged in, they can just head to the “group collections” tab in their home area, click “join collection” and enter the code there!

You can also change permissions for your contributors. Just click the “invite” button and head to manage contributors, here you can see who has joined your collection. From this screen, you can attribute roles to these people – either a “contributor” or an “Administrator”. Contributors cannot edit, delete or change other people’s items, but Administrators can do all of this.

Via email or Wakelet account

In the “invite menu”, select the “via name or email” tab at the top. In this tab you’ll see all the people you are following on Wakelet. You can click “add” to send them an invite. You can also type in an email address, and click on it to send the invite. Let the person know to look for the email invite in their email, and once they click “accept”, they will be able to access and contribute to the collection!

And that’s it! Simple right? Using the collaboration feature on Wakelet can unlock some really memorable learning experiences for your students, and help you and your colleagues to work together on some awesome things!

How will you be using collaboration in your learning community?