Share a collection with a collaborator

You can invite colleagues, friends, or anyone to view and collaborate on your collections and collection sets. And, you can collaborate on collections that others have shared with you.

When you share your collection with collaborators, any items they add will appear in your collection. As the owner, you can remove the items if you want.

Collaborators can remove themselves from a collection at any time.


  • Any user can share a public collection via email, Google Classroom™, or by copying/pasting a view-only link.
  • If multiple people are collaborating on a collection, Collaborator icon. appears in the collection's header on the Collections homepage and above the collection image when you open the collection.
  • If your collection's visibility is set to Your School, District, or Public, you can still share it privately with collaborators. Only the people you ask to collaborate can add items to it.

To send a 'share' invitation:

  1. On the PRIVATE tab, select the collection you want to share.
  2. Below the collection image, click Share Collection icon. to choose your share settings.
  3. Click the PEOPLE tab.

    Share Collection pop-up with People tab.

  4. Type the email address of the person you want to share your collection with.
  5. Select one of the following share levels:
    • Can View: Collaborators can only view your collection.
    • Can Edit: Collaborators can view and edit your collection.
  6. Click Add User. The collaborator automatically receives an email invitation to your collection.
  7. Repeat steps 4-6 for each collaborator you want to invite.

    Note: It is recommended that you enter each collaborator's email address one at a time. If you group multiple email addresses in one invitation, you can only change the share level for the entire group.

  8. Click Done to return to your collection.


  • When you send an email invitation, a status appears next to the collaborator's name. It says pending, invited, accepted, or declined.
  • Click More Options icon. to change the share level, resend, or delete the invite. You can change the share level for each individual collaborator.
  • Return to the Share Collection page to see who accepted or declined your invitation.

To accept or decline a 'share' invitation:

  1. In the email you received, click the link.

    Email message with a link to accept or decline a share invitation.

  2. Do one of the following:
    • If you are already logged in to Destiny Discover, a message lets you know that you have been invited to collaborate on a collection.
    • If you are not logged in to Destiny Discover, fill in your information, and then click Log In.
  3. Click Accept or Decline, depending on your desired action.

    Message to accept or decline an invitation to collaborate.


  • When you accept an invitation to collaborate, the collection appears under your PRIVATE tab.
  • If you decline an invitation by accident, you can go back to the email link and accept it.
  • As a collaborator, you can only edit the collection or its items. You do not have share or visibility permissions.
  • You cannot transfer a collection you created to another user. The only way other users can access your collection under their PRIVATE tab is to make them collaborators of that collection.

To view a collection's collaborator(s):

  1. From the Collections homepage, click any collection with Collaborator icon. in the collection's header.

    Collaborator icon in a collection's header.

  2. Do either of the following:
    • Click Collaborator icon. below the collection owner's name to see a list of collaborators.

      Note: If you are the owner of a collection, you can click a collaborator's name to remove them. Or, you can click Edit Collaborators to go to the Share Collection page.

    • Select Share Collection icon. > PEOPLE.

      Note: If a collaborator has view-only permissions, the View-only icon. icon appears next to their name. If a collaborator has edit permissions, the Edit icon. icon appears.

To remove yourself as a collaborator:

  1. On the PRIVATE tab, select the collection you want to remove yourself from.
  2. Select Share Collection icon. > PEOPLE.
  3. Next to your name, select More Options icon. > Delete.

Note: Owners can see when you remove yourself as a collaborator by selecting More Options icon. > Activity.