You can use folders to help organize your bookshelf. This article will show you how to create folders, as well as how to add resources to them.

Creating the Folder

💡 Tip from the Otus Team: Add folders to the All Resources page first, then share that folder with the class.

  • Step 1: Select the + icon, then select Folder.

  • Step 2: Give the folder a title

Add Resources to the Folder

There are two ways to add a resource to a folder.

➡️ Option 1: Drag and Drop

  • Step 1: Locate the resources on your bookshelf (if you haven't added it yet, check out this article to see how to add a resource).

  • Step 2: Select and hold the resource, while dragging it directly on top of the folder you wish to add it to.

  • Step 3: Open the folder by clicking on the folder icon to verify the resource has been added.

➡️ Option 2: Select Move

  • Step 1: Locate the resources on your bookshelf (if you haven't added it yet, check out this article to see how to add a resource).

  • Step 2: Select the ellipsis to the right of the resource, then select Move.

  • Step 3: Select the folder(s) you would like to add the resource to.

Sharing the Folder

You can share a folder with an entire class, individual students, groups of students, or another teacher.

  • Step 1: Locate the folder on your bookshelf and select the ellipsis to the right

  • Step 2: Select Share.

  • Step 3: Select who you'd like to share the folder with.



Student Groups


Sharing with Classes/Students/Groups: Select the class(es)/student(s), or group(s) you'd like to share with, then click Done.

Sharing with Teachers:

  • Click Email.

  • Type in the full email address of the teacher you'd like to share it with.

  • Click SEARCH.

  • Click Share in the upper right hand corner.

Bookshelf Folders FAQs

  • Can I share a folder with a teacher or administrator that is outside of my district? Yes.

  • Can I "unshare" a folder? Yes, just go through the same process you went through to share the folder and uncheck the class/student/group/teacher you want to "unshare" the folder with.

  • If I share a folder, does the recipient also get each item inside the folder? Yes.

  • If I add a resource to a folder I already shared, do I need to re-share the folder? No - the new resource will automatically be added to the recipients copy of the folder as well; there is no need to re-share.

  • Can the recipients of a shared folder use the resources in lessons? Because the shared resources aren't owned by the recipient, they won't be able to add them to lessons.

  • If I want to share an individual resource that is in the folder, do I have to share the folder as well? Yes - if a resources is in a folder, the folder must also be shared in order to share the individual resource.

  • Can I organize the resources in the Shared With Me section into folders? Since those resources are owned by others, you won't be able to organize them.

  • Can the recipient edit the folder they receive? Shared Bookshelf folders cannot be edited by recipient

Next Steps

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