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Create a paperless classroom by automatically create shared folders for students

For help from other users I created a g+ Community Specifically for the script: gClassFolders Community

 (or search gclassfolders from the template gallery)
also available in the script gallery under gClassFolders
I want to thank Dee for creating the SLAM video. 

Spanish Version (Thank you Pedro Márquez Gallardo for doing this)

This script was created to accompany the Google Class Model that I recommend for teachers to help organize the classroom:

Google Classroom Model

Each Classroom set up a Class Edit, Class View, and Dropbox folder.  Make sure to include both the name of the student and the class so that multiple classrooms are not using the same naming convention.


Class Edit ~ These will be files that are editable by everyone in the class
Example: Group Assignments

Class View ~ These will be files that are only viewable by everyone in the class
Example: Syllabus, worksheet templates

Student Dropbox ~ This is only between the teacher and the particular student.
Example: Handing in homework

Formative Assessment can be provided through the use of comments within the page.  Teachers and students can choose to be notified via email when new comments are added and view them as a stream within the document itself.

gClassFolders Instructions
  1. Use the link at the top of this page, or search in the template gallery for gClassFolders and create a new document.
  2. Enter the information pertaining to the classes.
  3. Click the gClassFolders menu: 
    1. Select ~ Step 2: Sort  (if needed)
    2. Select ~ Step 3: Create Folders (Will Create and Share the folders for you)
    3. Note: Step 1: Create headings is only needed if you import the script through the script gallery.
  4. If you are the teacher you should now see the class folders in your Drive
  5. If you are creating the folders for the teacher then:
    1. Each teacher must go into their Drive and click "Shared With Me"
    2. Drag the Class folder do "My Drive"

Student Instructions
  1. Students should go to their "Drive" 
  2. Create a Folder for their class
  3. Click "Shared With Me"
  4. Drag the Class Edit, Class View, and their class dropbox to the folder they just created in Drive.

Other resources related to this:
Printalbe sheet for teachers:
Link to EduOnAir Presentation:
gClassFolders Script to automate the creation of the folders:

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