What if I need to make changes to a project after it has already been assigned?

Because the checkpoint, activity, or Final Product has already been assigned to the students, the students may have already begun working on the assignment. You may need to unassign, and then reassign the project to reflect your changes.

This article covers the following:

Editing an Assigned Notebook

1. Select Edit Project/Edit Math Unit.

2. Open the link to the Notebook you would like to edit. 

3. Under What do you want to give each student? select Edit beneath the Notebook name.


4. Select Copy to make a new copy of the Notebook.

5. Select Edit again, to open the Notebook in a new tab.

6. Make the edits you would like to see, then return to the editing window. 

7. If it is your first time editing a Notebook that is already assigned, you will see the option to Save from the editing view. If you select Save and see the following error message, you do not need to unassign and reassign this Notebook, as the changes will automatically update for your students. Select Update Anyway



If you do not see the option to Save, you will need to unassign and reassign the Notebook for your changes to show to your students. 

8. Select Finish Editing


When a project is unassigned, all student work is automatically removed from the Platform. Because you will no longer have access to the student work, please consider the number of students assigned to the Project and how much work they've completed before unassigning the Project.

You can re-assign the checkpoint, activity or final product back to the student once you’ve made changes to the original assignment. Your changes will be reflected then. After you do so, you and your student can retrieve any old work. 


As a teacher, to retrieve any old work:

  1. Click on New Notebook next to any student’s reassigned notebook from the Feedback tab. If a student has not done any work in the Notebook, there will not be a 'New Notebook' status.merginghc1.png

2. In the new notebook, you will be taken directly to the student’s old work

3. Review the student’s old work 

4. If no further action is needed from your student, you can click I’ve done this in the orange bar at the top of the page

5. If your student needs to copy-paste their old work, they can use the following steps to do so


As a student, to retrieve any previous work:

  1. Click into a project from the Year Page
  2. Click into the checkpoint, activity, or final product from Project Overview; the assignment that has been changed will have an orange notification bar


3. In the new notebook, you will be notified that your teacher has updated the notebook; Click Nextmerginghc5.png

4. You will be taken to any previous work you’ve done

5. Review and copy any old work you want to keep; click Next

6. Paste old work you want to keep at the top

7. Click I’ve done this in the orange bar at the top of the page once you are finished


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