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Archiving & Restoring Classes and Assignments

Archive your classes and assignments to clear the clutter

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Written by Kenny Dickie
Updated over a week ago

Classes and assignments can be archived and restored if needed. Archiving a class hides past/unnecessary classes from both you and your student's daily views and allows you to:

  • Easily view & retrieve last year's resources

  • Copy & share archived master content to active classes

  • Find samples of exemplary student work

  • View & export student grades from archived work

When classes are archived, as the teacher you will have view-only access. This means you will be able to make a copy of the class, restore it, delete it, view your students, and view the class overview.

Archiving Assignments

Archived assignments in the class can also be viewed, copied and shared. Archived assignments cannot be modified by teachers or students.

If an assignment needs to be modified, it can be restored. (see below for how to restore.)

There are two ways to archive and restore classes/assignments in Showbie. iOS devices can use the swipe method or all devices can go through Settings.

Swipe Method (iOS only)

Swipe from right to left directly over the class/assignment you’d like to archive/restore and then tap the red button.

Via Settings:

  1. Open the class/assignment you’d like to archive

  2. Tap on the wrench

  3. Select Settings

  4. Tap Archive Class/Assignment

When archiving assignments you'll also have the ability to copy and/or share the assignment:

Restoring Classes or Assignments

If you've archived a class or assignment by mistake, it can be restored. A class should only be restored if you are actively using it with your students as restoring a class will make it appear within the class lists of student & teacher members that were originally part of the class.

To Restore:

  1. Navigate to your class list or your assignment list within a class

  2. Tap on the wrench

  3. Tap on the slider next to Show Archived and your archived classes will appear at the bottom of the class list. Assignments will automatically show within your archived class.

  4. Tap on what you’d like to restore

  5. Tap the wrench

  6. In the menu that pops up tap Settings, then Restore Class and it will reappear with your active classes

Accessing Archived Assignments

Showbie Pro teachers can have an unlimited number of active assignments in their account. Archived assignments never expire, and can always be restored. Archived assignments may be permanently deleted at the teacher’s discretion.

In the free version of Showbie, teachers can have up to ten active assignments at a time. Active assignments can be viewed and modified by teachers and students based on their assignment access settings. Archived assignments can be restored for up to 90 days from the time they were archived. After 90 days, archived assignments can be restored by upgrading to Showbie Pro.

All teachers can archive assignments at any time to reduce their count of active assignments. Note: If you are using the free version of Showbie, you will only be able to restore items if it doesn’t put you over the 10 active assignment limit.

Next Steps

  • Doing a bit of cleanup for a new set of classes and assignments? Try checking out our Getting Ready for the New School Year guide for best practices

  • Maybe you don’t want the items to come back – delete them instead and say farewell forever!

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