Learn@UW-Stout -- Binder

Binder is a personalized and interactive document reader that lets you view, annotate and organize your documents from most mobile platforms. It makes it easy for students to store and view their learning materials all in one place offline.

How to use Binder

Binder is used in the content section of a course. Click on the module you would like to download the material from.

module options

Select the document that you would like to download.

assignment selection

On the bottom options while the documents are open there is an option to Send to Binder.

send to binder button

It will then prompt you to put in your login information. Once you click Sign up for Binder you will then have to register your account. Check your email for the verification email, if you do not see it check your junk mail.

login information

It will then take you to your binder. 


You can add more documents to binder by pressing the Add to Binder Button.

add to binder

In the left column you'll see the documents that have already been added to your binder. When selecting the space to the right of the title you will then get the following options: Modify, Move, or Delete.

binder left col


In the Modification option you have the option to change the name, add a description, and change the color.

Select Modify to save your changes.

Handling Content in Binder

Click on the collection that has the desired content.

To view the content simply select the document you would like to view.
To add annotations into the document click on the annotation button annotations button in the upper right hand corner. 

annotation options

Select the desired text to add highlights to the document. You can choose to underline it or highlight it yellow, gree, blue, or pink.


Your document annotations will show up on the right hand side.

document annotations

Adding New Collections

Creating new collections can help you organize your course work into homework collections, assigned readings or any other categories.

Click on the Create Collection in the bottom left hand corner of Binder.

create collection

A new window will appear, type in the desired title and description for the collection. Choose a color.

create collection

Select Create.

The new collection will appear with the rest of them on the left pane. Add which ever desired documents you want to go into the collection.

left pane

Get the Application

Download the application to be able to access the course materials you choose offline on your tablet or ipad. 

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Owner:Jade B.Group:UW Stout
Created:2016-10-07 10:07 CSTUpdated:2017-01-11 15:04 CST
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