This Sharing Files process is meant for custom sharing between Kami users, or for use in conjunction with an LMS like Canvas or Schoology.

To instead share Kami files through Google Classroom, please see these articles here instead: 

How to share your Kami file

Using the share function you can give chosen participants access to your original file or you can provide collaborators with their own ready-made personal copy.

There are two main types of files that you may want to share:

  1. Files saved into your Google Drive.

  2. Files not saved into Google Drive (saved on your computer, or just downloaded).

We will explain the methods for sharing both types of files.

Sharing files saved into your Google Drive

Sharing can be done directly with Google Drive or via Kami using sharing links.

1. Via Google Drive

To Share through Google Drive, right-click the file and select Get shareable link or Share as seen below:

Then enter the email addresses of the users you want to give access to your file.

You can then set the appropriate sharing permissions for the document.

Note: The recipients of the file must also open the file in Kami, to allow you to collaborate on the file together.

2. Via Kami

You can share documents using the Share button in the top right corner of the menu bar in Kami. Using this method your collaborators will be able to open the file automatically into Kami.

First click on the Share Link icon below:

Then once clicked on it takes you to the following Google Sharing window:

What the settings are for:

  • Restricted: This allows you to add specific users via their email addresses. You can also specify whether each collaborator has Read-only (can view the file but not make edits) or Read and Write permissions (can view and edit the document).

  • My Domain: This option will give all the people using your domain address (e.g. use the school's email service) access to your file.

  • Anyone with the link: Allows anyone who clicks on the link (copy and pasted from the top of the Google Sharing screen) to be able to gain access your file in one of the following ways:

    - Viewer [cannot annotate or edit the same document]
    - Editor [ability to annotate or edit the same document]
    - Create Individual Copy [a new copy which can be edited and annotated on is created, any annotations on this copy won't be seen my yourself unless the document is reshared back to you]

    You can specify whether this includes view only or edit permissions. Note: if this option is chosen everyone who clicks on this link will be working from and annotating on the same File.

Sharing files not saved into your Google Drive

Go to your Kami file and click the Share button in the top right corner of Kami, which looks like three dots connected by two lines.

If the document hasn't been saved yet then this window will show up:

Upload to Kami Cloud means that the file will be saved to the Kami servers, allowing you to access the document from the recents panel in Kami. From here onwards, it will not be able to be located elsewhere.

Once the file is uploaded to our servers, you will be provided with a link:

This link can then be shared with anyone that you wish to work with. When they click on the link it will automatically open the file directly into Kami.

Removing access others have to your shared files

If you need to remove access you have given out to a shared file, there are two ways to do that, depending on how the file was originally shared.

1. Removing access to your file via Google Drive

For files shared via Google Drive, you can remove access by right-clicking on the file in Google Drive, opening up the Share menu, and removing the individual user's access to the file:

2. Removing access to your file through the Kami Sharing Link

If the file has been shared out using a Kami Sharing Link, then to unshare the file you need to do the following:

This removes the file upload from the Kami cloud and disables the sharing link. Anyone who tries to use the link after this point will receive the following message.

You are now good to go!


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