The Dynamic Worksheet Editor

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What is a Dynamic Worksheet

A Dynamic Worksheet is an interactive (online) worksheet that combines different elements (e.g. text, applets, videos, images) in a flexible layout (e.g. Square Construction worksheet).

Our Online Worksheet Editor allows you to easily create a Dynamic Worksheet online. Just go to www.geogebra.org, sign in to your GeoGebra Account, and click on New Worksheet in order to get started.

Note: You can also create a new Dynamic Worksheet while creating a GeoGebraBook in the GeoGebraBook Editor.

How to Create a Dynamic Worksheet Online

Step 1: Open the GeoGebra Worksheet Editor

  1. Go to the main page of GeoGebra (section My Materials) OR to your GeoGebra Profile Page (tab Worksheets).
  2. Select New Worksheet in order to start creating a Dynamic Worksheet.

Step 2: Create the Content of your Dynamic Worksheet

  1. Enter a Title for your Dynamic Worksheet.
  2. Select a Worksheet Element (e.g. text, applet) from the provided list in order to add it to your Dynamic Worksheet.
  3. Select Add Element and add additional elements.
  4. Save your Dynamic Worksheet using the Save button at the bottom of the Dynamic Worksheet.
  5. Select Preview in order to check what your Dynamic Worksheet will look like for your students.
    Note: You need to save your changes in order to be able to see them in the Preview.
  6. When your Dynamic Worksheet is complete, you may select Save and Close in order to save your work and close the Dynamic Worksheet Editor.

Step 3: Fill in the Metadata

You can fill in some metadata and basic information in the Worksheet Settings at the bottom of your Dynamic Worksheet:

  • Title Image: You may change the default image (which is created automatically from the content of your Worksheet) by selecting Change Image. This allows you to upload your own Title Image for your Worksheet.
  • Short Summary: Add a Short Summary for your Dynamic Worksheet, which will make it easier for other users to decide whether this material is what they were looking for on GeoGebra.
  • Target Group (Age): Specify the age of the Target Group intended to work with this Dynamic Worksheet.
  • Tags: Add Tags (i.e. key words) which allow other users to find your Dynamic Worksheet on GeoGebra.
  • Language: Specify the main Language of your Dynamic Worksheet in order to help other users from the international GeoGebra Community to locate materials in their preferred language.
  • Visibility: Decide about the Visibility of your Dynamic Worksheet and specify, which users will be able to access your Dynamic Worksheet on GeoGebra. You may choose between the following options:
    • Public: Other users can find and view this Dynamic Worksheet.
    • Shared with Link: Only users who have the direct link to your Dynamic Worksheet can view it. Please note that it won't appear in the search results of other users.
    • Private: Other users cannot view your Dynamic Worksheet, which won't appear in their search results either.

Select Save at the bottom of your Worksheet in order to save the Worksheet Settings.

Available Worksheet Elements

Text

Select the button Insert Element and select Worksheet icon text.svg Text from the list of available Worksheet Elements.
How to Insert Text

  1. Fill in a Heading for this text (e.g. Description, Instructions, Task).
  2. Enter the text you want to insert into your Dynamic Worksheet.
  3. Enhance your text using the following options:
    • A: Format your text (e.g. change font style and size, alignment, create lists)
    • MATH: Insert mathematical formulas, which may include mathematical symbols (e.g. Greek letters, operators, arrows).
    • ICONS: Insert GeoGebra icons.
  4. Select Done in order to finish working on your text. Then, select Save at the bottom of your Dynamic Worksheet to save your changes.


How to Edit a Text
If you move your mouse over an inserted text, the editing options appear. Just select one of them by clicking on the corresponding icon.

  • Add-Information.png Add Information: Enter some additional explanation for your students, which might help them while working on the Dynamic Worksheet.
  • Menu-edit.svg Edit: Edit the heading or make changes in the text.
  • Menu-edit-copy.svg Copy: Copy the Text Element if you want to reuse (part of) it on the same Dynamic Worksheet.
  • Menu-edit-delete.svg Delete: Delete the text from your Dynamic Worksheet.

Select Done in order to close the Text Element. Then, select Save at the bottom of your Dynamic Worksheet to save your changes.

GeoGebra Applets

Select the button Add Element and select Worksheet icon applet.svg GeoGebra Applet from the list of available Worksheet Elements.

How to Insert an Applet

  1. Select or create the Applet you would like to insert into your worksheet by choosing one of the following options:
    • Applet Search: Use the search field in order to search for already existing GeoGebra Applets of other users or select one of your own Applets from the provided list.
    • Upload Applet: Choose a GeoGebra file (.ggb) from your computer, which you would like to upload to your GeoGebra Account and use for your Dynamic Worksheet.
      Note: By uploading a material you agree to publish your work under the Creative Commons: Attribution Share Alike license.
    • Create Applet: You may create a new GeoGebra Applet using the appearing GeoGebra Web App.
  2. Select Done in order to save your Applet and insert it into an Applet Element on your Dynamic Worksheet.
    Note: You will be able to edit an inserted Applet later on.
  3. Enter a Heading for the Applet.
  4. Change the Advanced Settings for your Applet.
  5. Select Done in order to close the Applet Element. Then, select Save at the bottom of your Dynamic Worksheet to save your Applet.


How to Edit an Applet
If you move your mouse over an inserted Applet, the editing options appear. Just select one of them by clicking on the corresponding icon.

  • Add-Information.png Add Information: Enter some additional explanation for your students, which might help them while working with your Applet.
  • Menu-edit.svg Edit: Edit the Heading of the Applet or make changes to the Applet itself.
    • Edit Applet allows you to open and edit your construction using the GeoGebra Web App.
      Note Hint: You may drag the lower right corner of the GeoGebra Web App to increase its size for editing. Please note that this will not change the size of the Applet on your Dynamic Worksheet.
    • Replace Applet allows you to replace your Applet by searching for another applet or creating a new one.
    • Download (.ggb) allows you to save your Applet as a .ggb file on your computer.
      Note: You need to select Save and Close at the bottom of your Dynamic Worksheet before you are able to use the Download (.ggb) button.
  • Menu-edit-copy.svg Copy: Copy the Applet Element if you want to reuse it on this Dynamic Worksheet.
  • Menu-edit-delete.svg Delete: Delete the Applet from your Dynamic Worksheet.

Select Done in order to finish editing your Applet. Then, select Save at the bottom of your Dynamic Worksheet to save your changes.

Advanced Applet Settings
Select the Edit Menu-edit.svg icon of your Applet Element and select Advanced Settings... below the Applet in order to add more advanced features to your GeoGebra Applet:

  • Width and Height: Enter the exact size of your applet in pixel or drag the lower right corner of the Applet to change its size.
  • Change scale: Change the scale of your GeoGebra Applet (default scale is 1).
  • Enable Right Click, Zooming and Keyboard Editing: Allow users to right-click (MacOS: Ctrl-click), zoom, or edit the applet using their keyboard.
  • Enable Dragging of Labels: Allow users to drag the labels of objects to a new position.
  • Show Icon to Reset Construction: Provide the option to reset the Applet to its default state.
  • Enable Pan & Zoom: Allow users to move the Graphics View by dragging the background of the Menu view graphics.svg Graphics View or to zoom in / zoom out using the mouse wheel.
  • Applet fixable on screen: Displays a button to “Fix Applet on Screen” above the right corner of the GeoGebra Applet (visible in the Preview of your Dynamic Worksheet). This allows your students to scroll down the Dynamic Worksheet without changing the position of the Applet on screen, which is especially useful if there is a long explanation for the applet or several instruction steps to follow.
  • Show Menu: Display the Menu button at the top right corner of the Applet to allow users access to the full GeoGebra Menu.
  • Show Toolbar: Display the Toolbar at the top of the Applet.
  • Show Input Bar: Display the Input Bar at the bottom of the Applet.

Select Done in order to finish editing the Advanced Applet Settings. Then, select Save at the bottom of your Worksheet to save your changes.

Videos

Click on the button Insert Element and select Worksheet icon video.svg Video from the list of available Worksheet Elements.

How to Insert a Video

  1. Fill in a Heading for the video.
  2. Enter the URL of your video.
  3. Click Done in order to close the dialog and insert the video into your Dynamic Worksheet.


How to Edit a Video
If you move your mouse over an inserted video, the editing options appear. Just select one of them by clicking on the corresponding icon.

  • Add-Information.png Add Information: Enter some additional explanation or tasks for your students, which might help them while watching the video.
  • Menu-edit.svg Edit: Open the Video Element editor and edit the Title or its URL.
  • Menu-edit-copy.svg Copy: Copy the Video Element if you want to reuse it on this Dynamic Worksheet.
  • Menu-edit-delete.svg Delete: Delete the video from your Dynamic Worksheet.

Click Done in order to finish editing your video, and then Save at the bottom of your Dynamic Worksheet to save your changes.

Images

Click on the button Insert Element and select Worksheet icon image.svg Image from the list of available Worksheet Elements.

How to Insert an Image

  1. Fill in a Heading for your image.
  2. Click the button Choose Image File.
  3. Browse your computer for the image file you want to add to your worksheet, select the file, and click Open.
    Note Hint: You may also enter the URL of an online image into the textfield of the appearing dialog window instead of selecting a file from your computer.


How to Edit an Image
If you move your mouse or finger over an inserted image the editing options appear. Just select one of them by clicking on the corresponding icon.

  • Add-Information.png Add Information: Enter some additional explanation or tasks for your students.
  • Menu-edit.svg Edit: Open the Image Element editor and edit the image heading or change the image.
  • Menu-edit-copy.svg Copy: Copy the Image Element if you want to reuse the image on the same Dynamic Worksheet.
  • Menu-edit-delete.svg Delete: Delete the image from your Dynamic Worksheet.

Click Done in order to finish editing your image and then Save at the bottom of your Dynamic Worksheet to save your changes.

How to Access a Dynamic Worksheet

You may access a list of all your GeoGebra Materials in two ways:

  • My Materials on the main page of GeoGebra: Log in to your GeoGebra Account in order to find a complete list of your GeoGebra Worksheets on the main page of GeoGebra.
  • My Profile: Open your profile page in order to see a complete list of your GeoGebra Worksheets on tab Worksheets.
Note: You can also search for Dynamic Worksheets of other users and copy them in order to create derivative work.

After selecting one of your GeoGebra Worksheets from this list, you get to its overview page. Here, you have the following options:

View Worksheet
You may preview your Dynamic Worksheet in a new tab of your browser.

Menu-edit.svg Edit
Opens the Dynamic Worksheet Editor and allows you to make changes to a Dynamic Worksheet.

Menu-edit-delete.svg Delete
Deletes a Dynamic Worksheet from your GeoGebra Account.

Menu-edit-copy.svg Make a Copy
Creates a copy of a Dynamic Worksheet in order to reuse its structure and / or content.

+ Add to GeoGebraBook
Add a Dynamic Worksheet to one of your GeoGebraBooks by selecting it from the provided list. After selecting one of the GeoGebraBooks, you can specify in which chapter (if applicable) the Dynamic Worksheet should be inserted.

Download

Download a Dynamic Worksheet to your computer as a .zip file in order to use it offline.
Note: You need to agree to the terms of GeoGebra's non-commercial license in order to download a Dynamic Worksheet.


Share
You may manage the access for other users, share the Dynamic Worksheet, or change its visibility status.

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