WriterKey > How can I share resources like model documents, detailed assignment instructions, and required readings with my students?

Document created by Digital Support on Jan 25, 2017Last modified by Digital Support on Apr 26, 2018
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Resources are used to provide students with extra materials that they can make reference to in the course of their writing. Examples include model documents, detailed assignment instructions, and required readings.

If you are requiring students to respond to or annotate the document you are uploading, you may want to try adding it as a Text instead of a Resource. For more information on the difference between Texts and Resources, see the help article What are the differences between Texts and Resources?.

Select the assignment to which you want to add a resource

Click on the assignment title in your dashboard to open it.


Click the "EDIT" icon in the actions bar


Click "Resources"


Select the appropriate resource type


Write a description of the resource


Select a method to add the resource

  1. Upload from computer
  2. Import from Google Drive
  3. Edit/paste text
  4. Edit/paste web link
  5. Copy from library

Upload from your computer

Click "Upload from Computer"


Click "Browse My Computer"


Select the resource

The following file formats are accepted: .DOC, .DOCX, .RTF, or .TXT.

Mac users, please ensure your document is saved with an appropriate file extension (.DOC, .DOCX, .RTF, .TXT) before uploading it. To do so, choose Append file extension while saving the file.


Click "Add Resource"


Import from Google Drive

Click "Import from Google Drive"


Click "Import from Google Drive"

Follow the on screen prompts to select your document from your Google Drive. When finished, click the Add Resource button at the bottom.


Paste text and edit if necessary

Click "Edit/Paste Text"

Paste your text in the text box and edit as necessary.


Click "Add Resource"


Edit / Paste Web Link

Click "Edit / Paste Web Link"


Enter the web link


Click "Add Resource"


Copy your document from the library

Click "Copy from Library"


Choose to copy the text from either the "Resource Library" or "Model Text Library"

In this example we are choosing text from the Model Text Library.


Click to highlight the row for the model text to add

You'll notice that the row color will turn from white to blue-gray.


Click "Add Resource"


View your resources

After adding your resource(s), you can view them at the bottom of the assignment under Resources. Click the resource to open it in a new tab.