FAQs

Welcome to Tackk

1. What is Tackk?
Tackk is a place to connect, create and collaborate on the web. Connect to friends, create beautiful pages and collaborate in interactive discussions.
2. Why was Tackk created?
To empower anyone to create great-looking content on the web, without needing special design or technical skills.
3. How do I use Tackk?
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Visit Tackk.com on any device, or download our app.
Start creating from our readymade templates or start from a blank canvas. Add content to your Tackk, customize the look and feel in the editor, then share it with world (or keep it private).
Follow our Tackk blog for how-tos, announcements and examples.
4. Is Tackk free?
Yes!
5. How do I create an account?
We have multiple sign up options. Sign up with email/PW, or use a social account to sign up with one click.
Our social sign up options include: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Edmodo, Clever and Instagram.
If you’re a GAFE school, use Google to pull teacher and student accounts automatically.
6. I want to use Tackk, but I'm not sure what to Tackk about.
If you have something to share — words, photos, links, videos, etc. — that take up more than 140 characters, but don't warrant a whole blog, Tackk it.
Check out inspiration from our featured or trending board.
7. How is Tackk different than other social networks (i.e., Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter)?
Think of Tackk as your hub of creation. Facebook and Twitter are all about sharing; Pinterest is collection. Make a Tackk in one place and then share it, tweet it, pin it.
8. How can I connect with other people on Tackk?
Follow their profiles. Contribute to their Stream, like and share Tackks. Invite your friends, family and followers to Tackk too.

Editing

1. What kind of content can I put on my Tackk?
Text, headlines, links, photos, graphics, videos, audio and playlists, GIFs and media, buttons, PayPal sales, Google Maps, contact forms and RSVPs.
If you're using the app, the creation options will be more limited.
2. How do I add more content to my Tackk?
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On the bottom of your Tackk, click any icon in your widget bar to add content. You can also add content by hovering over the area where you want to add and clicking the icon within the Tackk.
3. How do I add bulleted text?
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Highlight text you'd like to bullet to reveal the style options editor. Click the bullets style option. (You can also add a numbered list the same way, next button.)
4. How do I add a link to my Tackk?
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Highlight text you'd like to link to reveal the options editor. Click the link icon, choose Insert link, paste your URL in the prompt and click Insert.
5. How do I duplicate a Tackk?
  1. Open your profile (click your profile picture in the upper left corner of the screen).
  2. Locate and hover over the Tackk you'd like to duplicate.
  3. Click the gear icon to show your options.
  4. Select Duplicate Tackk. Confirm you'd like to duplicate.
  5. You'll find the duplicated Tackk on your profile.
6. How do I transfer a Tackk to another user?
  1. Open your profile (click your profile picture in the upper left corner of the screen).
  2. Locate and hover over the Tackk you'd like to transfer.
  3. Click the gear icon to show your options.
  4. Select Transfer Ownership. Add the person's Tackk username or email and an optional message.
  5. Click send.
That person has seven days to claim the Tackk (tell them to check their Tackk notifications!). Until they claim it, the Tackk will still appear on your profile.
7. How do I delete my Tackk?
  1. Open your profile (click your profile picture in the upper left corner of the screen).
  2. Locate and hover over the Tackk you'd like to delete.
  3. Click the Delete trash can icon and confirm you'd like to delete.
8. Help! My Tackk keeps crashing on the iPad.
This is a known issue and something we're actively working on. The issue relates to larger Tackks and not having enough memory on the iPad. If you created a large Tackk (with lots of photos or video, etc.) you may experience the issue. One option is to break up larger Tackks into multiple Tackks, linking them together using the media widget.

Widgets

Text

How do I style my text?
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To bold or italicize your text, highlight the desired text to reveal the style options editor and then press the b or i button. To add bullet points or a numbered list, highlight the desired text and select either the bulleted or numbered list option from the style options editor.

Photos

1. What is the greatest number of photos I can upload in a single gallery?
16. Want to show more photos? Add more galleries!
2. Can I add captions to photos?
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Of course! When you upload photos or edit a current photo gallery, you'll see the image thumbnails in the "Add Your Photos" dialog box. Hover over a thumbnail. Click the text, "Add a caption," below the thumbnail to enter your text.
3. What files can I upload?
JPG, PNG, GIF.
4. What is the photo size limit?
8 MB. If your image(s) get hung up on upload, chances are they're too big.
5. Do you have a built in photo search I can use?
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Yes! We've partnered with 500px so that you can add beautiful photos to your Tackk. Just click to add a photo to your Tackk, then enter search terms in the 500px search bar — like donuts, sunsets and surfing — to find the perfect photo. Choose to add one photo or a few. We automatically add the 500px photo credit so don't worry about copyright issues.
6. How do I add photos from my Instagram?
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Add a photo section to your Tackk. Choose the Instagram tab and connect your Instagram to your Tackk account. Click to select photos and then press DONE.
7. Umm, I can't connect my Instagram account. What the heck?
Chances are you've previously logged in with Instagram, and that may have created a separate account for you. Let's get rid of it!
Log out of your Tackk account and log back in with your Instagram credentials. Under Third-party Logins, Toggle-off Instagram. Then under Account Settings, click deactivate your account.
Now, log into your primary Tackk account, go back to your Third-party Logins, toggle-on Instagram and connect your Instagram account. Have trouble? Send us a note.

Videos

How do I add videos to Tackk?
You can add videos to Tackk by grabbing the URL, then pasting it in the video widget. Make sure to grab the actual URL and not the embed code.
Can I upload my own video?
Yes! We've partnered with Vid.me which allows you to upload your own videos, up to 256MB. Click the video widget icon, then select 'Upload video.'
What kind of video files can I upload?
Basically any playable video file should work. If you're trying to upload a video and it's not working, please let us know.

Sell Stuff / Accept Donations

1. Can I sell items/services through my Tackk?
Yes. Click the icon to set up your items or services. Include shipping, quantity, price, etc. All transactions are linked to your PayPal account, making for easy set up and collection.
2. Can I fundraise through my Tackk?
Yes. Click the icon to set up your donation message and amounts. All donations are linked to your PayPal account, making for easy set up and collection.
3. When someone purchased an item from my Tackk, does "ITEMS LEFT" automatically update itself on my Tackk?
No, sorry! We don't want to be a middle man, so we've connected our Sell widget directly to PayPal. Because of that, we don't/can't confirm when a sales transaction has been completed and an item sold.

Custom Settings

1. Can I make my Tackk private?
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Shhh, yes, you can! Log into your account, open your Tackk, select the 4th tab ("Tackk Options") in the editor panel. Use the Public/Private toggle to change your Tackk's privacy setting.
2. How do I password-protect my Tackk?
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Select the 4th tab ("Tackk Options"). Under the Private tab, toggle-on Password Protect and set the password. Want to share it with someone? Finish your Tackk and select the last tab on the editor panel to email-share your Tackk. We'll send the Tackk, along with instructions on how to access it.
3. How do I customize my Tackk URL?
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Select the 4th tab ("Tackk Options") and scroll to Tackk URL. Type the desired letters and numbers. If it's not already in use, you'll see a check. If it's already in use, we'll let you know with an X. Pick something else and start sharing the heck out of it!
4. Custom backgrounds are supa fresh! How do I get one?
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Select the 4th tab in the editor panel. Find Photo Background. Upload a photo or import one from the web with a URL.
While there's no size minimum, our advice: bigger is better. Your image will be stretched to fit the screen size of anyone viewing your Tackk. Let's just say that varies. Think at least 900px wide. But give anything a try. Sometimes an artful blur (toggle-on Photo Blur, right below your uploaded background) can hit the spot.
5. How can I customize my Tackk’s display title?
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Select the 4th tab in the editor panel. Find Customize Title. Use a brief descriptive title that gets to the core of your content.

Tags

1. How can I use tags on Tackk?
Tags are ways to categorize Tackks under certain labels.
Use tags like you would hashtags on Twitter: 1- to help your content be seen and 2- to organize a collection of Tackks.
Using Tackk in the classroom? Check out how to use tags.
2. How do I tag my Tackks?
You can add tags to your Tackk directly in the text. Simply add a # and your tag is created. You can also add tags under 'Tackk Options' (4th tab in the editor).
3. How many tags can I use per Tackk?
As many as you want.

Following

1. How can I follow users?
Use the search bar to explore and search for users. If you see a user whose Tackks are right up your alley, click the Follow button on the user's profile or in the author bar at the bottom of every Tackk.
2. Where is my Home Feed?
When you're logged in, click the home icon in the top bar to see the latest content from who you follow. Try it here:
3. How do I get more followers?
Start by following other Tackkers and sharing your content across your social networks.
You can find, follow and invite friends to use Tackk too! On your profile, click the tab labeled Find/Invite Friends. Connect your Facebook account to see who's already on Tackk, whom to follow and whom to invite. Use our email invitations to welcome other friends to the Tackkosphere too.

Stream

1. What is Tackk Stream?
Tackk Stream is a fun and easy way to have a conversation. You can add text, photos, video and more to have a collaborative discussion, collect info, get answers and more. Find out more.
2. How do I add images or photos?
Click on the icon or drag and drop your image in the Stream.
3. Can I embed media?
You sure can. Grab the URL of your desired media and paste it in the Stream.
4. Can I search media to add right from Tackk?
Yep! Click the icon and search Google Images, YouTube videos, GIFs and Imgur pics to add to your Stream.
5. Can I invite friends to Tackk Streams?
Of course! More friends participating = a better conversation. Click on the icon to the right of the comment box and invite friends through Facebook or email.
5. Do I have admin control over my Stream?
Yes, you can delete comments in both your Tackks and Profile Stream, or turn off your Tackk's Stream entirely under 'Tackk options' (4th tab in the editor).
6. Where do Tackk's awesome emojis come from?
Emoji set designed and offered free by Emoji One
Have even more fun with convos by adding stickers for only $1.99. Add 'em now.

Account Settings

1. Why should I connect my social accounts?
If you connect your social accounts, you can login through any of them. You will also be able to add external content into your Tackks once it's available.
2. How do I link or un-link my social accounts?
Click this link to get to 'My account > Social Networks'. Turn the toggle off/on for each social network you want to link or un-link.
3. How do I deactivate my account?
We hate to see you go! But if we must, click this link to get to your account settings. Scroll to the bottom and click 'Deactivate your account'.

Third-Party Logins

1. I used LinkedIn to create my Tackk account, but I don't see a LinkedIn login option anymore.
We removed the LinkedIn login, but don’t worry! You can still use the email associated with your LinkedIn account to log in if you created a password. If you don’t have a password, use the forgot password option with your email to create one.

TackkEdu

The Basics

What is TackkEdu?
Tackk is a free, simple way to create beautiful pages and collaborate on the web.
We empower educators and students to be content creators on the web, sparking creativity and thought. No technical or design skills required.
What are the main use cases of Tackk in the classroom?
There are so many! But if we had to narrow them down, the top uses we see are:
  1. Assignments/lesson plans
  2. Project details
  3. Student work
  4. Newsletters
  5. Digital flyers
  6. Blog posts
  7. ePorftfolios
  8. Discussion stream
Do you offer Tackk demos?
We’d love to demo Tackk for you, through Skype/Hangout or in person! Check out the types of demos we offer and let us know what works for you on this Tackk.
Is TackkEdu different from Tackk?
Technically, no. We use TackkEdu to market to educators.
Who uses Tackk in the classroom?
Teachers, students, school faculty, departments, etc. Tackk can be useful in many edu areas.
We see teachers using Tackk to post assignments, give project details, announce information, document things, send newsletters and more.
We see students using Tackk as a creative tool for assignments, blogs, discussions and more.
We see faculty using Tackk to promote school events, activities and information.
Who else uses Tackk in the edu space?
We also see edtech consultants, tech coordinators and instructional specialists using Tackk to share information, present to fellow educators and post blogs.
Where can I find good TackkEdu examples?
Our edu page is a good start. And make sure to follow our Pinterest boards for updated examples in various subjects and categories.
Who owns the content my students create?
Tackk does not claim ownership of your content, but you give us your permission to host your Content on the Service. If your Tackk is public, we reserve the right to use it for marketing or promotion purposes (e.g. as an example on our edu landing page). If your Tackk is marked as private, we will not use or share the content in any case.
View the full content terms here.
Can I make my Tackks private?
Yep! Tackks can be public or private. You can also add an extra layer of protection by adding a password to private Tackks.
Private Tackks can still be shared—anyone with that link can view it. For example, if your student sends you a private Tackk URL, you and that student are the only ones who can access that Tackk.
Can Tackk use the content my students are creating?
If your Tackk is public, we reserve the right to use it for marketing or promotion purposes (e.g. as an example on our edu landing page). If your Tackk is marked as private, we will not use or share the content in any case.

Account Creation

What’s the easiest way for my classroom to sign up for Tackk?
There are many easy ways to create your Tackk account and login. Traditional email, username and password works, or use one of our social single sign-on options:
Google, Edmodo, Clever, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram
Do you have class accounts?
Currently, no. We’ve discussed creating edu accounts allowing for more management and customization for educators. If you’re interested in this, or have input to share, please shoot us an email or message us on our Direct Stream.
Do you have a mobile or tablet app?
We do! We have app versions for iOS and Android which works great on iPads, tablets and mobile. Download the app on your device.
The app offers a simplified version of creation options. All account info and creation will sync with tackk.com where you can add to Tackk content and customize futher.

Partners / App Smashing

Are you a Google Apps for Education partner?
Yes! You can find us in the Chrome store and sign in with both teacher and student GAFE accounts.
I want to add outside content to Tackk, can I do that?
We’ve partnered with Embedly to allow you to embed 300+ third party apps in Tackk. Check out this complete list of embeddable apps in Tackk.
I use Edmodo. How can I use Tackk and Edmodo together?
We’re happy to be an Edmodo Connect partner. Read about our partnership.
With just one click, you can create Tackk accounts through Edmodo AND share to Edmodo.
And make sure to follow our Edmodo community page!
Can I use ThingLink on Tackk?
We’re happy to be a ThingLink partner! Read about our partnership.
Do you support programs like Global Read Aloud?
Yes! We love partnering with programs like GRA. In 2014, we saw a lot of Tackk use during GRA and we will continue to support educators during GRA15.
Make sure to follow the GRA Tackk profile, and check out examples from 2014.
Do you have built-in photo or media searches?
Yes, both in Tackk and in the comment Stream. In Tackk, use our partner, 500px, to search photos. In your comment Stream, use our built-in Google Images, YouTube, Giphy and Imgur searches to add media.
I have my own blog or website. Can I embed Tackk there?
Yes, use the share tab in your editor, grab the embed code and paste it in your site.
Um, I love Tackk. Do you have an advocate program?
Aw, we love you, too! We do have rockstar edu advocates who use and share Tackk regularly. Check out advocates and apply to be one. We’d love to have you.

Types of Content

What types of content can I add to my Tackk?
Text, headlines, links, photos, graphics, videos, audio and playlists, GIFs and media, buttons, PayPal sales, Google Maps, contact forms and RSVPs.
If you’re using the app, the creation options will be more limited.
Can I upload my own videos?
Yep! We’ve partnered with Vid.me to allow you to add your own videos to Tackk, simply. Learn more.
Can I restrict content for my students?
Currently, no. We’ve discussed creating edu accounts allowing for more management and customization for educators. If you’re interested in this, or have input to share, please shoot us an email or message us on our Direct Stream.

Collaboration

How do my students submit their Tackks to me?
We’ve seen different ways to submit work. Here are a few:
  1. Add tags to auto-add Tackks to one URL (read more here)
  2. One-click autoshare through Tackk’s share options (Google, Edmodo, etc.)
  3. Copy and paste URL
  4. Email URL
Read more about submitting Tackks here.
What is Tackk Stream?
Tackk Stream is a fun and easy way to have a conversation, give feedback, ask questions and collect info. Learn more about Stream.
What can Stream be used for in the classroom?
You can use Stream in a variety of ways. Here are some examples we’ve seen:
  1. Teacher-student feedback and conversations
  2. Student group work and feedback
  3. Collecting Tackk URLs
  4. App-smashing (e.g. posting links to ThingLinks in Stream)
  5. Program collaboration (e.g. Global Read Aloud)
Do I have admin control over my Stream?
Yes, you can delete comments in both your Tackks and Profile Stream, or turn off your Tackk's Stream entirely under Tackk options (4th tab in the editor).
Can I turn off Tackk Stream?
Yes, visit your Tackk options tab (4th tab in the editor) and toggle off ‘Comment Stream.’ You can turn it back on at any point.
I have a question that wasn’t answered here.
Let us know! Shoot us an email or message us on our Direct Stream.

Whom to Contact if...

1. I want to suggest a new Tackk template:
Create a Tackk that demonstrates your idea and tweet @Tackk with #newTackktemplate.
2. I found a bug:
Submit a ticket to Tackk Support or tweet us @Tackk with #TackkSupport.
3. I have an idea for partnering or customizing Tackk templates.
Email partner@tackk.com to let us know what you have in mind. We'd love to work with you.