Showing posts with label file management. Show all posts
Showing posts with label file management. Show all posts

Saturday, April 20, 2013

gClassFolders Version 2 Improves Google Drive File Management

Last fall I introduced many of you to gClassFolders. gClassFolders is a Google Drive 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.

The latest version of gClassFolders is part of gClassHub which includes other useful scripts like Doctopus. This means that after your students have submitted their work through Google Drive you can grade it, write feedback, and have emails sent to students from one spreadsheet in your Google Drive account.

Some other highlights of the latest version of gClassFolders include the option to add students to add students without having to re-create all of your folders and an option for moving students from one class to another without having to re-create folders.

Applications for Education
It does take a few tries to really understand using gClassFolders and Doctopus. Once you get the hang of it though it can save you a ton of time in the management of the files that students share with you. Visit the instructions page on gClassFolders for detailed directions on running gClassFolders.

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.