About sharing files in Schoolwork
You can share a file with your entire class or one or more students in your class. If you share a file, photo, video, or scanned document activity, you can specify how to share the activity:
“Each student can edit their own file.” Schoolwork sends each student their own copy of the file. You work with each student in their own file.
“Students collaborate together on the same file” (iWork file only). Schoolwork sends all students one copy of the file. You and the entire class work together in a single file.
“Only you can make changes.” Schoolwork sends all students one copy of the file. Students can view the file, but only you and other teachers can make changes.
When you share a collaborative file in a Handout, you and your students can work in the same file at the same time. Depending on the file type, you can view and edit the file while your students are working in it, and add comments to provide real-time feedback and guide them along the way. Schoolwork supports collaboration for iWork Pages, Numbers, and Keynote files.
When you share a non-collaborative file, you and your students can work in the same file but not at the same time. For example, you can mark up a PDF file and your students can see your comments later.
When editing a shared file, confirm all your changes are saved. Schoolwork might overwrite changes if another teacher or student edits a file you shared with all students (“Students collaborate together on the same file”) at the same time you edit the file.
Note: When students submit work in Schoolwork, Schoolwork automatically sends all class teachers a shared copy of the file.