How to share maps?

6 years ago · by Rationale · 0 comments »

Working together on a map or giving feedback on a map of a student is easy within Rationale. How do you do it?

  1. First, make a map and save it.
  2. When you are in your My Maps, go to the details of the map by clicking on it (for more information see this video).
  3. In the drop-down menu "Make Public" you see 5 options (more than in the video):

    • Private (Default)
    • Unlisted
    • Public
    • Read Only
    • Collaboration

By changing the status of the map to "Unlisted" or "Public", you get a link (down at the left of your screen) you can share (see video above). An "Unlisted" Map is accessible by anyone with knowlegde of the link, a "Public" Map is accessible by everybody, see Public Maps.

By changing the status of the map to "Read Only" you can share the map with the link, but people cannot change the map (e.g. for assignments or model answers).

By changing the status of the map to "Collaboration" you can share your map with eg. a lecturer or a group of students. When you click "Collaboration", you can add users with "Read/write" or "Read-only" access. When you want to receive feedback or work together on a map you should choose "Read/write" access.

You add users by username or email address (only if email address is made public by user).

A user of Rationale will need to share his/her user name or allow the email address to be used to enable others to share their maps with him/her. When the invitee has allowed to receive email notifications in his Rationale Profile, he/she will receive an email that someone has shared a map with you.

Now the invitee will see in his/her My Maps in the folder "Shared with me" the map that was just shared with him/her by someone else.

Open it, give feedback by e.g. adding yellow notes (Ctrl+A) and save it (Ctrl+S) and the owner of the map will see the feedback in his/her map. There is also a version history so that you can compare, go back to earlier versions etc.


Welcome to the new Rationale Blog!

6 years ago · by Rationale · 0 comments »

We are happy to annouce the launch of the new Rationale blog! This is where we plan to share our thoughts and keep you posted on everything concerning Rationale. But that's not all, this marks also the launch of our forums! If you have any questions, suggestions or want to share some cool maps with us, you can do that now using one of our forums.

Even more languages...

As you might have already noticed, Rationale support for foreign languages is growing. You can now make maps in:

  • English
  • Nederlands
  • Español (thanks to David Montoya)
  • Deutsch
  • Français
  • Italiano (thanks to Sytske Teppema)
  • Norsk (thanks to Terje Odegaard)
  • Pу́сский язы́к (thanks to Elena Lisanyuk)
  • Română (thanks to Radu Atanasiu)
  • 繁體中文 (thanks to Connie Chen)
  • 日本語 (thanks to Akira Sato)

Language support for above languages is not fully completed, to see what's supported go to our overview.

Rationale should detect your language preference from your browser automatically, and you can also choose your language from the menu at the bottom right of the website.

Looking forward to hearing your feedback on the support forum!

The Rationale Team


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