We hear a lot of great suggestions from our community, one of the most common has been about sharing. Whether it’s about teachers sending messages to students or students sending messages to teachers, sharing Buncees directly is a much requested feature!
The great thing about a feature like this, as an educator, is that for every way I’ll think of how it can be applied in the classroom, I’m going to see somebody share an idea that will totally blow my mind!
Teacher to student:
Whether you're sending out a writing prompt, a flipped lesson Buncee, or something light to work on when students have completed their assignments, our new sharing feature helps you do that. Not everything that we want to share with students is - or should be - an assignment! Send your Buncees out to one student, a small group, or the whole class, it doesn't matter! It all happens in just a couple of clicks!
You may also want to send a message of encouragement, give a student an assist on their project, or share a joke. Whatever you choose, it's super easy!
Student to teacher:
Sharing is a great way for a student to check in with a teacher for feedback on their understanding or progress. In this case, it gives the teacher an opportunity to reinforce a young lady's science understanding, while pointing out that she has some spelling and usage issues to clear up.
Students love making messages to put on their teacher’s desk. Once my kids got into Buncee, it went from folded up lined paper to the most charming Buncee messages. Your kids will love being able to interact with you in this way!
Here's how you do it:
Start by clicking on the share button, just like you would to share the link, or email a Buncee. You'll see a new spot on the share menu, "Share With Students." Chose some or all of your students, click save, and then close. It's as simple as that.
For your students, the process is similar. They'll see, "Share with Teachers," which leads to a pull down menu. Any teacher they're associated with in Buncee will be on this menu. Then they'll click the '+' button to the right of it, and Close. Super easy!
When you click on Buncees at the top of your dashboard, you'll notice a new tab: "Shared With Me." When you or your students click that tab, you'll see the Buncees they've sent you, and they'll see the Buncees you've sent them! That's it, so easy!
One last thing - what if you shared with the wrong student? Or, what if you're a student and you would like to un-share a Buncee? It's simple! Just unclick the recipient(s) or click Deselect All, click Share, and you're done! They no longer have your Buncee.
Update - Now on Buncee Boards!
Since the original publication of this blog post, I’m happy to report that we’ve added Buncee Boards to the sharing feature. From your Buncee Board, just click Share in the upper right hand corner. A window will pop up, and you’ll see the option, “Share With Students.” Once you click that, you can select a class or individual students. Then click the SHARE button, and you’re all done!
When your students log in to Buncee, clicking on Boards will give them the tab “Shared With Me.” The board you sent to them is there, and all ready to go!
However you’re choosing to share, we’re so happy to share this new feature!
If you'd like a deeper look at how Sharing works, check out this article in our Help Center.
Sean Farnum is a teacher, troublemaker, the host of the #2PencilChat, and the producer of The #BestClass Podcast. He is an Education Associate at Buncee and runs the Buncee Ambassador Program. He thinks you’re pretty great.