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Authoring Mode Introduction

Turn on Authoring Mode in the File tab in the sidebar to access a range of ways to customize a Polypad. Click each link below to learn more about each option or watch this tutorial video. When Polypad is used inside of Activity Builder, authoring mode is only available for teachers. Outside of Activity Builder, all users have access to authoring mode.

Edit advanced properties for tiles

Authoring Mode: Tile Properties – Polypad

Set global settings for the entire canvas. For example, turn off the ability to change the background grid

Authoring Mode: Global Settings – Polypad

Select which tiles appear in the sidebar and what tools appear in the bottom toolbar.

Authoring Mode: Select Tiles and Tools – Polypad

Turn on and off actions for tile categories. For example, turn off the ability to cut polygons.

Authoring Mode: Action Visibility – Polypad

Add custom buttons to the canvas to control tile actions

Authoring Mode: Action Buttons – Polypad

Using the Question Builder and Drop Zone Tile

Authoring Mode: Input Tile and Drop Zone – Polypad

Video Overview