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Share Annotations From Texthelp PDF Reader In Google Classroom With Students

This article will show you how to upload a PDF to Google Classroom and share your annotations with students. 

First verify that Enable Classroom Integration is selected in the Texthelp PDF Reader Options:

To enable Classroom integration with the Texthelp Google PDF Reader, right click on the Texthelp Google PDF Reader extension icon and select Options

Texthelp PDF Reader Options

In Options select Enable Classroom Integration

Enable Classroom Integration

  • Open Classroom PDFs should also be ticked
  • Click the X to close the Options window

The next time you open a PDF with Read&Write for Google Chrome, you’ll be prompted to accept permissions.

Open a PDF from your Google Drive and add your annotations using either the Typewriter or Push-pin tools from the Texthelp PDF Reader toolbar.

Annotation tools highlighted on the toolbar

Once you add your annotations, click the drop down arrow on the right of the Classroom button and you'll see Share Annotations with Students appear. 

Click Share Annotations with Students

Drop-down of share annotations with students

The PDF will then reload. 

Note: You may be prompted to choose an account and grant permissions to allow this function. 

Once the PDF reloads you’ll see a message the the document is ready to share via Classroom

Document ready to be shared with classroom

Click the Classroom button to share the annotated PDF

Upload load to classroom

A Share to Classroom window will then open where you can select a class and choose an action (create assignment, ask question, etc.)

Once you’ve made your selections click the Go button

Pop up window that allows you to select a class in classroom

From here, as an example, if you chose to create an assignment, you can add a title to the assignment and choose if students can view or edit the file or make a copy for each student. Then click the Assign button.

You can then click the View button to open your Classroom Stream.

Students will be notified that they have an assignment and when they open the PDF your annotations will be visible. 


  • Students won’t be able to edit or delete your annotations with this function. 
  • The annotations can only be viewed in the Texthelp PDF Reader
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