In an upcoming podcast we talk with a LiveBinders customer who has added both binders and LiveBinders shelves to the menu on their Microsoft Teams dashboard. They use LiveBinders to organize handouts, training material and company resources in a group of binders that are much easier to access than by searching through a shared file folder. Online binders are now fully integrated into your Microsoft Teams App! Imagine sharing staff binders, sales binders, and product binders from an easy to find location eliminating the need for resending URLs or printing out pages of a paper-based binder.
Steps to add your binder or shelf URL to Microsoft Teams Dashboard
Copy the URL for your binder or binder shelf
Open your Microsoft Teams App
Go to the Dashboard and find your team
Click on the + sign at the top Navigation Bar
Choose Website URL as the option to embed media
Paste your binder or shelf URL in the URL box
The name of the binder or shelf will appear across the top, but you can shorten it if needed from the Teams dashboard
If you would like to have your audience view your Google calendar inside of your LiveBinder tab, use the embed code instead of the link. Using the embed code will add your live calendar to your online binders. It’s an easy way for your stakeholders to find your calendar and see all the up-to-date schedule and event changes in real time. We recently created a Youtube video on how to do that and added it to our Help Guide binder.
In the 3 minute video below, you’ll learn where you can find the embed code of your Google calendar, and how to add it to a tab in your binder.
If you use another calendar tool where the link to the calendar is not embedding in your binder, check to see if it comes with an embed code, and you can use the same procedure to add it. Let us know if you use something other than Google calendar and we will create a demo for our Help Guide binder.
Step-by-step instructions along with the YouTube video tutorial is available by clicking on this link.
We are always trying to make the process of creating and editing binders smoother and easier for you. We’ve had a lot of input that changing the binder cover was not intuitive, so we have redesigned that interface to make it easier to upload a binder cover or to pick a fun Flickr image to use.
For those of you who are used to having to put your binder cover’s image in a tab first, that is no longer necessary. Just click on “Binder Settings” and then “Update Binder Cover” and use one of the options from that menu.
Here is a quick video on how to change your binder cover:
Please let us know if this works for you. Also please let us know if you think of other ways that we can make binder building a smoother process!
Our individual subscription service is here! LiveBinders Professional is now available for individuals who want a more secure way to store their uploaded documents in binders, increase their storage capacity, and upload larger file sizes. Subscribers can now upload private documents, store up to 50GB of information, and upload files up to 25MB in size.
Even more exciting, we are offering a one month Introductory Offer for the month of September. Educators and students receive a 50% off of our pricing.
The existing LiveBinders Basic will continue to be available for everyone to use free of charge.
Thank you to everyone who asked us for collaboration features. Now you can have multiple people creating and editing the same LiveBinder. Here are just some of the uses that educators came up with for this feature:
Student group projects – in your class or with a school across the country
Teachers collaborating on lesson plans
Teachers and students working in the same binder
District or school binders that are a collection of resources
Dawn Wall, Technology Coordinator from Kansas State University, was one of our early testers of the collaboration feature. Here is how she is using it:
“This collaboration functionality is really awesome. For example, we have created a private binder to share information regarding a complicated program transition. This allows us to have select staff update the binder in a timely manner while all interested parties have access to view the binder and have up-to-date information. I also think it has great potential for K-12 and post-secondary education project collaboration”
A note to all of our early Collaboration users and beta testers:We wanted to let you know that we made some changes to collaboration since you started using it. For security reasons, we switched from user names to email addresses when you invite a collaborator. Your current collaborative binders should still work, but for new ones, you will need to use email addresses instead of user names.
Please see this binder to find out how to use the new collaboration features: