How do I start a new EtherPad Collaboration?

You can start a new Collaboration using EtherPad in Canvas. EtherPad allows you to add up to 50 users per collaboration; however, only 15 users can view and edit a document at the same time.

Open Collaborations

Open Collaborations

Click the Collaborations link.

Start a New Collaboration

Start a New Collaboration

Click the Start a new collaboration button.

Select EtherPad

Select EtherPad

Click the Collaborate using drop-down menu [1] to select EtherPad as the collaboration tool you would like to use.

Name the Collaboration

Name the Collaboration

Type the document name in the document name text box [1]. You can type a description of the EtherPad collaboration in the description text box [2].

Select Collaborators

Select Collaborators

You can select individuals to collaborate with by clicking the People button [1]. You can select groups to collaborate with by clicking the Groups button [2]. The individual or group name will appear in the right column after it has been selected.

Note: EtherPad allows you to add up to 50 users per collaboration; however, only 15 users can view and edit a document at the same time.

Start Collaborating

Start Collaborating

Click the Start Collaborating button to create the EtherPad document. The document will open in your browser in a new tab.

Edit Collaboration

You can begin editing your EtherPad collaboration.

Use the Toolbar

Use the Toolbar
  1. Choose font style (bold, italic, underline, and strikethrough)
  2. Format text (ordered list, unordered list, indent, and outdent)
  3. Undo or Redo
  4. Clear authorship colors
  5. Choose options (import/export to different file formats, view revisions, and save revisions)
  6. View Settings and share or embed the document
  7. Show or Hide users on the document

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