Setting Up GOOGLE DRIVE STUDENT Sub Folders

One concern I often hear in collegial conversations both on-line and off-line is about folder sharing with a “Whole Class”. There are times a teacher would like the students to see each others work. One beauty of Google Drive is the ability to have an individual students work accessible 24/7.  You may  be saying, “If I share a class folder with all students how does this happen?” The answer is subfolders and changing the sharing access for the individual student folder. Brilliant eh? Yup Google APPS for Education was created to make life easier not harder for both Teachers and Students.

 SETTING UP CLASSROOM FOLDERS

w/Individual Student Folders

SETUP A CLASS FOLDER

  • Create and Share a Class Folder with all the Students
  • Click new and then folder
  • Give the folder a name
  • Pick share settings enter Students individual Gmail
  • or enter a Group Contact list for the class

Folder 1.gif

CREATE STUDENT SUB FOLDERS

  • Open the class folder
  • Create a sub folder
  • Click new and then folder
  • Name the sub folder
  • pick share settings
  • Limit each Sub Folder to one Student
  • In the share settings delete the other student’s Gmails
    • This will make the sub folder accessible
    • Only to the student and teacher
    • Main folder will be accessible to all students

Folder 2.gif

HOW to SETUP GROUP PROJECT SUB FOLDERS

  • Add a Group Project Sub Folder to the Classroom Folder
  • Repeat the Steps for Creating Student Sub Folders
  • Limit folder sharing access to students in  the group

BENEFITS

  • Teacher can watch students work in realtime
  • Folders and document can be accessed 24/7
  • Teacher can check revision history to see if all students are collaborating
  • Creates assessment evidence
  • Students never forget Homework at home
  • If student doesn’t understand part of the assignment
    • Student Contacts Teacher
    • Teachers can look at what the student has done
      • access the problem
      • provide feedback
      • Student is provided with the opportunity to successfully complete the assignment.

 

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