60 second overview of Biteslide
How to register
How to create slidebooks
How to add bites to your slidebook
How to save your slidebook
How to add backgrounds, borders, and stickers
How to print your slidebooks
How to download your slidebooks
How to embed your slidebooks
Just for teachersHow to manage your classes
How to manage your student accounts
How to manage your projects
Biteslide is a fun and easy to use app that promotes creativity, self-expression, and imagination. We've designed it especially for teachers and students.
Biteslide is all about creating slidebooks. Slidebooks are a fun and creative way to express yourself using images, videos, text and much more. We think they're the perfect blend of creativity and technology. We hope you do too.
A Biteslide account is organised into the following.
- Classes (which are groups of students);
- Projects (which are assignments for classes); and
- Slidebooks (which are created in projects)
Biteslide is really flexible and is being used for all kinds of creative work. Here's just a few examples of how its being used
- Photo albums
If you've not already registered, it's free to try and you'll be up and running in 60 seconds - Join Biteslide now.
If you've never used Biteslide before, try the free plan. It's a full version of Biteslide, just the number of teacher and student accounts is limited.
If you like the product (and we're sure you will), you can add more accounts at any time by upgrading to one of our paid plans.
Registration only takes 60 seconds and you won't even need a credit card. So what are you waiting for? Join Biteslide now.
You're going to need a class code to register on Biteslide. It's how we connect you to your teacher and classmates. Your teacher will give this code to you.
When you've got your class code, register here.
Slidebooks can only be created within a project.
There's no limit to the number of slidebooks you can create.
When you create a new slidebook, you'll go through our 'Automagical' wizard.
If you choose to use one of the styles, Automagical will add backgrounds to your pages, borders to your bites, and then lay everything out for you.
If you'd prefer to build up the slidebook from scratch, you can choose the Blank style.
Once Automagical has created your slidebook, you can tweak it until your heart's content.
Slidebooks are undoubtedly awesome but it's the bites that really bring them to life. 'Bites' is the word we use to describe photos, videos, and text that you add to your slidebooks.
You can upload bites from your computer and coming soon you'll be able to use the Biteslideper to grab them from around the web. And if enabled for your project, you can add bites straight to your slidebook from Google Images and Youtube.
To add bites to your slidebook, simply drag and drop them on to a page. Once on the slidebook, you can resize, rotate, order, and set a clip as the page background.
If you want to show off to your friends, you can even drag a clip between pages and straight from the dock on to another page in the page bar - how snazzy is that?
It's easy peasey - you don't have to do anything, your slidebooks will save themselves! Every 30 seconds your slidebook will automatically save all the changes that you've made.
Don't worry if you try to close your slidebook with unsaved changes, you'll be prompted to save them before you close.
Backgrounds, borders, and stickers will really spice up your slidebook and add extra personality.
Backgrounds fill the entire page, borders frame individual bites, and stickers are dabs of fun to be placed anywhere you like.
You'll find them all in the Extras tab of the slidebook.
So you're ready to print the masterpiece. It couldn't be easier.
Just click the Print button on any slidebook page, et voila – your creation in paper and ink.
Say you want to create a screensaver, email a page, or use a page in another application. Downloading is the answer.
Click on the Download button on any slidebook page and it will be downloaded to your computer as an image.
Biteslide is a walled garden which means it's safe and sound for your students which is great. But sometimes you want to share slidebooks on websites and blogs - that's where embedding comes in.
Embedding is disabled by default so the first thing we'll need to do is enable it for our project. Go to your project page, click Project settings, and then enable embedding and Save. Now, on every slidebook in the project you'll see an Embed button. Click the Embed button to choose the size of your embedded slidebook, and then copy and paste the HTML code into your website or blog. Done.
Classes are how you organise your students.
Once you've created a class, you'll need to add students to it. See below for the different ways you can add students to a class.
You can add and remove students from a class at any time and there's no limit to the number of classes you can create.
There are two ways to add students to a class.
The easiest way is student self-registration. Give your students the class code (located on the class page) and then ask them to go to Biteslide where they'll find a link to student self-registration on the home page. Self-registration is easy and will only take a minute.
If you need to close self-registration for a particular class, you can set it to closed in the class settings.
The other way is to add students individually.
On the class page click the add student button and enter the student details. Give the student their username and password and they'll be able to log in straight away.
Projects are assigned to classes and are where slidebooks are created.
An example project could be 'A school trip diary' or 'My academic portfolio'. There's no limit to the number of projects you can create.
To create a project, you'll first need a class. From the class page, click Create Project. Once the project is created, you can edit its title and description. You might want to add an instructional slidebook to the project.
When you're ready for students to access the project, you need to publish it. Once published, all the students in the class will see the project in their dashboard and can add slidebooks.
You can add and remove slidebook features for any project.
Currently there are 4 features you can enable or disable for a project. These are Google Images, Youtube Videos, Flickr photos, and slidebook commenting. Changing these settings will only apply to the current project.