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9.02.5 How to Manage Students Notebooks

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After a student creates their LabArchives Account, you will see their information in the Students tab of the Course Manager.  

 Every student’s name, email, section, activities, and time of their last activity will be listed here. 

 – Clicking a student’s notebook icon will allow you to see that student’s notebook. 

– You can change the section of an individual student via the drop-down menus in the Section column. 


Submitting new content to your students and editing existing content 

Your students will not see any changes to the course notebook automatically. You must click 

for your students to receive whatever edits you have made.  


This button can be found on the top-left side of the Course Manager: 


If you have added a new assignment in your LabArchives Instructor notebook that you would like to link to an assignment in Canvasyou must first Update Student Notebooks, and then link the new LabArchives assignment to the corresponding assignment in Canvas.  Learn more about how to link your assignment, here. 

After clicking Update Student Notebooks, an alert will appear to confirm your update. 


NOTE: If you edit your Instructor Notebook in an entry that has already been pushed to your students. and a student has already edited that entry, changes will not be made to a student’s answer when you push out the update.

A student’s edits will remain in their notebook, including its folder structure. As a best practice, we recommend only pushing new entries to already created student notebooks. 

Observing Student Activity 

 On the Students tab of Course Manager, you can manage your students’ progress and assignments. 

 You will see a notification in the View column of the Notebook Navigator after a student complete actions in their notebook. 

  • Activity: This icon directs the user to the student’s activity feed. Click herefor more information on the activity feed.
  • Assignment: A red badge will indicate that the student has submitted one or more assignments. Clicking on the icon will direct you to that assignment
  • Notification: This will direct you to your students’ assignments or their Activity Feed.

Searching a Student’s Notebook 

Using the LabArchives Assignment Navigator, you can perform a Basic Search or an Advanced Search in a student’s notebook. To perform an advanced search, click on the downward triangle at the end of the search bar. 

If you would like to hide the search bar, click on the arrow located on the right side of the screen under the exporting options. 


Exporting Student Notebooks to PDF and Offline HTML

Under the LabArchives Assignment Navigator, you can download a student’s notebook to an Offline Notebook and PDF.  


Clicking will create an Offline Notebook of a student’s notebook. 

Clicking  will generate a PDFcopy of a student’s notebook. 

After selecting one of these options, you will be sent a download link via the email address associated with your account.  

Sending Announcements

You can also send announcements to your students in LabArchives. Announcements will appear as a yellow banner when your students are logged into their course notebooks.  

You can do this by:  

1. Opening the Course Manager. 

2. Click the Students tab. 

3. Then click Send Announcement above the table displaying all of your students in your Students Tab. 


Announcements can be sent to all students, students in one section, or selected students. You can toggle these choices using the buttons in the window that appears.  


After you send an announcement, students will see a yellow ribbon near the top of their screen the next time they access their notebooks after logging in to their account. 

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