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Monday, November 19, 2012

gClassFolders Helps You Organize Google Drive Files Shared by Your Students

Google Drive is a great tool that can help you create a paperless classroom. The challenge for teachers who have a lot of students spread across multiple courses is management of all of the files that students share with you. gClassFolders is a Google Spreadsheets script that can help you manage the flow of Google Drive files that are shared with you.

gClassFolders is a script that will create folders for you for as many course sections as you need. The concept behind it is this; students have a "dropbox" folder in their Google Drive accounts that you have shared with them. To submit work students drag files into that "dropbox" folder. From there gClassFolders sorts submissions to the correct folder for each student. There are some file naming conventions that you and your students must adhere to, but if you can do that gClassFolders should help you manage shared Google Drive files. You can get detailed set-up directions here from the gClassFolders developer. Watch an overview of the set-up process in the video below.

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