Imagine for a moment or two just how perfect Popplet would be if you could add URLs, linking your creations to any information available on the internet. Well, the truth is, connecting Popplet creations to the world is not something that you need to imagine since this feature already exists.
Now, for those of you who have requested that we add this feature, we hear you and we understand: links cannot be added to text in Popplet, as they can in this article, a document or an email for example, and that’s not going to change. Reason being Popplet likes to keep it simple, and that’s why adding URLs to a popplet is as simple as adding text. However, Popplet knows a URL when it sees it and comes fully equipped with functionality which is designed to facilitate immediate access to a link’s destination. Used creatively, this feature can visually enhance Popplet work and could greatly increase their scope and appeal. Here’s an example of a Popplet with links to some blog posts:
First, we are going to learn how to add a URL to a popple – it’s very much like adding text. After we’ve mastered that – in no time at all! – we’ll show you how to put this knowledge to good use.
Popplet offers a creative and almost limitless canvas for ideas and information. Sometimes though, it’s just not productive to all that much information displayed together in the same place. In fact, the same could be said about most other things, which is why we have files, and more files – to keep things nice and tidy! Well, Popplet doesn’t have files, instead, it offers an efficient, visual solution for storing and connecting Popplet work – we call it Popplet Linker.
With Popplet Linker, popplet boards of any size and complexity can be effortlessly linked and added to other popplets as popples. The two main ways people use Popplet Linker are:
To organize popplet work: think visual files, when you need to keep stuff together and keep your work ship-shape – as in the popplet above.
To create links to popplets and add these to other popplets, saving space and creating a more enhanced visual, with the the option to add more information: think multidimensional.
We understand how frustrating it can be not to have access to your Popplet account. Our advice is to keep calm and read this article. You’ll be relieved to learn that there are a number of tried and tested solutions for sign in issues, and if you follow one or any number of the suggestions below, you will more than likely gain unfettered access to your popplets in no time at all.
Welcome to Popplet Formatting Techniques, the place to be if you are interested in learning the art of efficient and elegant popplet creation.
The series so far…
Selecting Popples and Multiple Actions: Learn how to copy and paste a single popple or dozens of popples, and perform editing and formatting actions such as changing text size and color on lots of popples at the same time
Popplet is efficient, fun and simple to use. So simple, and so much fun that before you know it, even the best intentioned of popplet boards can quickly become cluttered and a little unmanageable. And as the fun of adding more and more information takes hold, popples might just start to get a touch unruly. Not to worry! Most of the time order can be quickly restored to a popplet board by employing simple formatting techniques such as:
Creating additional popplets, and using Popplet Linker to connect them.
Adding textual information to Popplet Comments, clearing space on the main board.
Making Popple Stacks using the formatting tools located in the organize menu to cleverly create the temporary space big enough to hold all of your ideas
Popplet is the perfect tool for visualizing ideas, processes and information and its intuitive and friendly interface means that impressive and valuable work product can often be instantly created. There are also times when a Popplet’s visual impact and effectiveness can be improved by applying formatting techniques:
For increased clarification and simplification of ideas
When there are a large number of popples on a single board
Collaborating on a popplet
Just because you want your popplet to look better
Popplet comes equipped with a set of formatting tools that are more than a match for all formatting needs, and with them, even the most unruly popples can be brought into line. They can be accessed through organize located in the cog menu:
Who can see my Popplet? – a frequently asked question, especially by educators and parents. The answer is that it’s entirely up to you. If a popplet makes you so proud that you want to share it with a wider audience, then you can. On the other hand, if you would like a little privacy, or even total privacy, you can have that too.
Popplet features a range privacy levels that let you manage who can see your popplets, and how. Safe and simple, like all things Popplet. The different levels are outlined below:
“for your eyes only”, make this popplet private, a popplet’s default privacy setting
“need to know”, make this popplet public, but don’t show in public popplets
“me, you…everybody”, make this popplet public, and show in public popplets
All ideas great or small can find a home in Popplet: from a simple “to do” list to the exciting seeds of a new project. And when it’s time for good ideas to become great ideas then it’s time to share them.
Popplet helps you to share your work by addingcollaborators.When you add collaborators you will be able to:
Invite and receive feedback on your work
Ask and answer questions
Participate in classroom activities in real time
Set and participate group assignments and group discussions
Work together on projects in real time
Assign access levels and user permissions
There are 2 levels of collaboration:
Popplet Comments – great for feedback and note taking as Popplet Comments do not appear in the main popplet board.
Editing – as well as comments, collaborators can add new popples to a Popplet board.
With Popplet there are not one, but two ways to transform Popplet boards into impressive presentations. Both modes are easy to enable and equally effective in the boardroom, the classroom or the living room.
Everything you need to give the perfect Popplet presentation can be found in the view menu, just open the popplet you want to present, click on the cog menu (1), then select view (2) and you are given three options (3):
Presentation mode – display each and any popple, one at a time, in any order you choose
Presentation mode 2 – display multiple popplets in the same frame
Hide nametags – useful for public sharing and presentations
Popplet Comments lets you add extra information in text form to individual popples, storing this information discretely behind the main popplet board and adding a whole new dimension to your collaborative work.
Like all things Popplet, this feature is simple and powerful. It is also remarkably versatile and can be advantageously employed in many different situations. Discover how to make your Popplets better and more accessible to others by simply adding comments. Take a look at some of the things Popplet users are doing:
Hold onto thoughts or ideas that you aren’t quite ready to let go of – could be a whole other Popplet!
Prevent Popplets from becoming cluttered by storing stuff as comments.
Take notes: in class, during meetings, anywhere…connect notes to visuals.
Create creative text, while using photos or images as visual cues for inspiration.
Add research notes to your Popplet work, which can then be shared.
Show your working, shed some more light on your process.
Work together,collaborate on projects/homework.
Real time communication in group/classroom work.
How to Add Comments
To activate comments all you have to do is select a popple to highlight it, then click on the black comment bubble that sits just above the top right hand corner: