Google TemplatesRather than working with your original documents, you'll want students to work from a template (or copy) of your original.
- When the document is ready to be used by students, create a template.
- Go to Google Doc Templates.
Click Submit a Template. Click Choose from Google Docs. Find the
document and click Select. Write a brief description. Choose the
Students & Teacher category. Click Submit Template. Whenever you
update this document, it will be updated in the template.
can find your templates under the "My Templates" tab. Click Preview and
copy the URL. This is what you'll provide students. When they click Use
This Template, it will open a copy in Google Docs.
- Think about how documents will be used:
students will be working on an individual project, direct students to
the Google Doc Template Preview address rather than the original
students will be working on a single class or group document, make a
copy of the document and place it in the class or group folder.
your original documents in a safe place for updating and use in future
classes. Remember that when you update a document that is a template,
it will be updated in the template gallery. If you want to make a new
version, simply choose to make a copy.