After downloading the Binder app, this guide will show you how to start using Binder.
Step-by-step directions are easy to follow, helping you locate, explain, and use the options available to you. Use the directions below to help you connect your Binder to your Springboard courses and get a great jumpstart on your semester.
Table of Contents
- Signing In and Accessing Springboard
- Adding Documents To My Binder
- Organizing Documents In My Binder
- Annotation In My Binder Documents
Signing In and Accessing Springboard
- Sign in with your Facebook account is the most convenient way to log in. If you are unable to gain access with Facebook, you are able to make a free EduDentity account.
- Tap on Fetch to get started.
- Tap the + to add a new Connection.
- Select Learning Environment to gain access to courses on Springboard.
In the Web Address field, enter springboard.uakron.edu and then tap Connect.
- Log into your Springboard account.
- You now have all of your Springboard courses available to you.
Adding Documents To My Binder
- Tap on Fetch to add content to My Binder.
- Tap on the course you would like to access.
- Your instructor may have organized the material into Modules. Tap the module you want to obtain a document from.
- Opening a module provides access to Topics. Each topic is a document or presentation available to you for viewing and downloading.
- Selecting a topic opens a preview of that document or presentation. This is where
you’ll see the Add To Binder button. Tap on Add To Binder to save the document to your binder.
- To view content you have added, go to My Binder.
- My Binder is where your documents will be collected. Recently added documents appear as unread, indicated by a purple edge. Documents in My Binder are saved directly to your device, making them available to you at any time with, or without, access to WiFi or Internet.
Organizing Documents In My Binder
- Documents in your binder are organized by Tags based on where the document
is coming from (course or module) and, what the document is. Tags are completely customizable and allow you to organize your content however you like. By grabbing and swiping left on your documents, you reveal a Down Arrow next to each document. The down arrow provides more options to organize your documents.
- You can Read/Unread a document with the Dot button. Whenever an
unread document is in your My Binder you will have a notification above it.
- Favorite a document with the Star button.
- You can Archive a document with the Filing Box . Doing this places the
document into your archive and can only be viewed in the archive, until unarchived.
- Delete a document with the Trash Can button.
- Selecting the Tag button opens a window for quickly applying and removing
multiple tags to a document.
- You can completely Delete a Tag by selecting the Edit button, right of the Search Bar.
Hit the Removal button, then confirm by tapping the Delete button. Tap Done, where Edit was previously located, when you have finished editing your tags.
Annotation In My Binder Documents
- Tap on the document you would like to view.
- There are several tools to efficiently view and make notes on your document.
- The Dot marks the document as Read/Unread.
- The Star allows you to Favorite the current document.
- Search Bar allows you to search for a word or phrase within that current view.
- Cover Flow, next to the Search icon, lifts the page and reveals all your binder documents. You are able to switch between, or even delete, documents on the fly.
- The Export icon opens a menu for Open In another application, Print, or
Email the document. The options to include your annotations and the ability
to edit them are available.
- Tap the Annotation icon to show or hide your annotations.
- The Bookmark icon marks that page and adds it to your bookmark collection,
for quick reference. Marked pages are indicated by a purple banner in the upper right.
- The Left Arrow Tab contain a table of contents, annotations, and bookmarks.
- Table of Contents shows you specific pages to jump to, within the document.
- Annotations list all of your annotations, what page they are on, and what type it is.
- Bookmarks is a list of the various pages you have marked for quick reference.
- The Right Arrow Tab reveals the Notation Wheel. This allows you to
add a note, highlight text, draw, underline, and put a strikethrough content.
- Located at the top of the wheel, a Note can be placed anywhere on a document.
- Tap on the note to edit contents. Hide notes by tapping on minimize.
- The Highlight Tool is the second from the top of the wheel. You are able
to change the color and scroll through the document for rapid highlighting.
- The Draw Tool is in the middle of the wheel.
- Color palette gives you the ability to change color, opacity, and line weight.
- Changes to color, opacity, and line weight can be made any time.
- Underline is located under the Draw Tool. You are able to change the color
and scroll through the document for rapid underlining.
- Strikethrough, on the bottom of the wheel, strikes out text and gives you
the option of adding a note to that strikethrough.