Using The Lock Tool In Equatio Mathspace

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There are many scenarios where a teacher may want to consider locking an object on a shared space with their students. This will prevent users of a shared space from being able to move the item once it has been received. Simply select any item on the Mathspace page. This can be anything visible in the ‘space.’ Once the object has a box around it & it has been selected, a menu will appear on the far right side of the screen. In the menu, you will see the ‘Lock’ option toggled to the off position. Click on the toggle to turn it blue. In the upper left corner of the object selected, you will see a gray icon appear that resembles a padlock indicating that this object is now unable to be relocated by students. The ‘Lock’ is designed to work once the Mathspace has been shared with students. However, if you would like to use it on the teacher side of the mathspace, look in the upper right corner for the phrase that says Apply/Lock Cloner. If you toggle this to the on position, you have now turned on the functionality from the teacher side. You will also notice in the upper right corner a toggle that will allow you to hide the gray icons if you so wish. On the student side of the mathspace, they will notice all items by default that have been locked. If the gray icons are a distraction, they may toggle off the icons in the upper right corner. It is now time to interact with the locked object. Notice how I can click on the object that is locked and there are no opportunities for the student to drag it around the ‘space.’