Helpful Links

"Teaching Models Guide" by CUNY
"Reading on Manifold" by Manifold
"Teaching with Annotations" by CUNY
Manifold Documentation
Manifold Blog

Instructions and Videos

How to create an account

Adapted from "Your Account," in Manifold Documentation

To create a new account or sign in to an existing one, click the user icon in the top right corner. The system will prompt you for your account’s email and password. If you don’t have an account, click the Need to sign up? link, and you can then enter your name, email, and password.

Once you log in, when you click on your selected image, you will have the option to update your profile or log out. When you select “Edit Profile,” you will be able to change your profile image, name, and your password. From this screen you can also modify your notification settings.

If you’re logged into Manifold, when you highlight text with your cursor a pop-up menu will appear providing you various options to interact with the text, along with the current reading group to which you will commit your interactions—i.e., annotations or highlights.

To change the group you’re committing your annotation or highlight to, simply click on the Current Group listing at the bottom of the pop-up. This will show you all the groups with which you are a member. By selecting a new group or by clicking the Back button you will return to the original pop-up menu, where you can choose to annotate or highlight the passage you selected. If you are annotating a text as a class assignment, your instructor may have created a private reading group. You can use the code or your instructor provided to access this private reading group.

How to create a reading group


How to make annotations


How to view group annotations

Click on the eye icon in the upper right corner of your screen and make sure that, under Annotations, you've checked Yours and Others.
Under Reading Groups, select the group(s) whose annotations you wish to view.