I want to... Create an Interactive Worksheet and Email it to a Student

With View2Do, you can create interactive worksheets that let you communicate with your students and track their progress. From simple homework assignments to interactive to-do lists to self-assessments, this feature gives teachers a powerful tool for interacting with their students outside of the classroom. For this tutorial, we’ll show you how to make a simple, interactive math worksheet that can be emailed to a student and completed completely online.

  1. In the Ready to Use workspace, click the New Document button located directly beneath the blue Ready to Use tab, and select New Form from the dropdown menu.

  2. This will take you to the purple Create Custom Form workspace.

  3. To add a title to the worksheet, click on the Add Text Box button, located under the Images tab in the image library on the left side of the screen. A purple text box will appear in the workspace. Drag the text box to the desired place on the page, and resize it by dragging one corner or side to the desired size. We’ll put ours in the top left corner of the worksheet. Double click inside the purple box to reveal an editable text region and enter the desired title, Math Worksheet 1.

  4. With the text box selected, you can edit the text appearance using the Text menu at the bottom of the screen. This allows you to change the font type, size, color, and alignment.

  5. To help you keep your worksheet organized, it’s helpful to use the grid guideline feature. On the Workspace toolbar, located at the bottom of the screen, click the Show Grid button. A pale gray grid will appear on the workspace. You can use these to manually line up your text boxes, or you can click on the Snap to Grid button, directly below the Show Grid button. This will cause any text boxes or images to snap to the nearest grid line. It’s easy to make worksheets where the problems and answers align using this feature.

  6. Now let’s add an area for a student to enter their name on the worksheet. First, create a text box with the word ‘Name’ and format it as desired.

  7. Next to the ‘Name’ text box, add another text box. With the blank textbox selected, click the Input Text button, located in the Properties menu at the bottom of the workspace and represented by the letter A followed by a cursor. You’ll see a pencil graphic appear in the lower right-hand corner of the blank text box. This indicates that the text box will appear as an editable field when the worksheet is emailed to your student.

  8. To add problems to our Math Worksheet, create a text box containing the information for the problem. We’ll add a text box that says: ‘1) 2+7=’.

  9. Next to the addition problem, make an Input Text text box as described in the last step. When the student receives the worksheet, they’ll find the problem, 2+7=, and a space where they can click to enter their answer.

  10. To streamline the process of creating answer boxes, first make text boxes for each of the problems on the worksheet. Then, before adding the answer boxes, click on the Input Text button. When the Input Text button is highlighted, all text boxes added will be editable fields.

  11. To make a multiple-choice question, first create a text box with the problem. We’ll add a text box that says: ‘2) Ten minus four equals:’.

  12. Now, click on the Student Inputs Check Here button in the Properties toolbar.

  13. This will add a checkable box to every text box. With this option selected, create four textboxes, one for each of the possible answers. We’ll use the answers ‘A) Two’ ‘B) Seven’ ‘C) Eleven’ and ‘D) Six’ with one answer in each of the four text boxes. When the student receives the worksheet, they’ll be able to click on their desired answer, and a green check mark will appear.

  14. Multiple-choice questions can also use images from the Image Library as solutions. With the Student Inputs Check Here button selected, any images dragged to the workspace will have a checkable box. Students can then click on the checkmark on the appropriate picture as their answer to a question. This is a very useful feature for visual learners, and also allows you to create worksheets that refer to your existing image libraries or visual supports.

  15. Once you are happy with your worksheet, save it using the Save button beneath the Ready to Use tab.

  16. You can then email your worksheet to your student. Click on the Email button, located next to the Save button. A popup window will appear and prompt you to enter the recipient’s email address and a message. Once the form is filled out, click the Send button.

  17. A confirmation window will appear telling you if the document has been successfully sent.