It's really important that you keep your documents, spreadsheets, and other Google Apps organized. To that end, you are required to create and maintain a COLLECTION of your work in Google Docs. A COLLECTION is nothing more than a folder. It will hold all of your physics documents. Further, this COLLECTION (and all contents) must be shared with me. Let's do it!
- Log in to your PC email account or your Physics Portfolio (Google Site).
- At the top left you will see the word "Drive." Click on it.
- Click on the "Create New" button. This is a drop-down menu.
- Click on "Collection."
- A pop-up should appear that prompts you to rename the collection. Type: First Name Last Name Physics Block Number. For example: Jane Doe Physics Block 3. Click "Okay."
- Okay...now browse the list of your collections on the left hand side of the window. Find the collection that you just created. Hover your mouse/cursor over your newly created physics collection. When you do so, a down arrow should appear. Click on the down arrow.
- A pop-up menu should appear. Hover over "Share" and follow the right arrow. Click on "Share....".
- The SHARING SETTINGS window should pop up. In the box under "Add People" type in your teacher's email address (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com). Click the DONE button. Now that the COLLECTION is shared with me, anything you put in the collection will automatically be shared with me, too. Get in the habit of putting ALL of your physics docs in this folder!
- Let's create a document to put in the collection. Click on the "Create New" button again. This time click on "Document."
- You should now be in editor mode for the new doc. At the top left, click on the words "Untitled Document." This action prompts you to rename the document. Rename the document "Important Info" and click the OKAY button. You'll use this document to record usernames and passwords for a multitude of applications.
- I have set up a QUIA username and password for you and have emailed you that information. Find that email and record the info on the new doc. Close the document.
- Go back to Google Docs. Click on your physics collection. The "Important Info" doc should appear in the collection. If it doesn't, click on "Owned by Me" found in the sidebar on the left. This propagates a list of all the docs you've created. Find the "Important Info" document...it should be at the top of the list. Drag it into your physics collection.
- Click on the physics collection and verify that the document appears.
- Repeat this process for all Google docs, spreadsheets, and forms you create for physics!