Obviously, a deeper understanding of the vocabulary used to talk about how to get the most out of Google Doc, Slide, Sheet, or Form is a necessity to avoid both confusion and frustration. The following posts are the direct result of a conversation with a teacher trying to clear up that confusion. Hopefully, this will be of assistance to some of you as well.
Part 1: Sharing a Google Doc, Slide, or Sheet (without a link)
When working with a team member on a document, it is easiest if you are both (or all) able to work on one document, rather than having to email a document back and forth, which then requires keeping up with which version is the most current and accurate.
Instead, one team member should create the file that is needed and then share it with the other team members. To do that:
Troubleshooting for FCS Teachers:
If you have multiple Google accounts, file sharing can become tricky. Here are some things to check if a file has been shared and then can't be found:
- Was the file shared with the correct account name?
- Are you logged in to your FCS District Drive account (firstname.lastname@example.org)? Or are you logged in to a different Google account (YourSuperCoolUserName@anythingelse.com)? You can check this by looking at the account info in the top right hand corner of Drive.
These tips can be adapted for anyone else using Google Apps for Education by simply substituting your domain.
Have I missed something? Do you have another troubleshooting tip? Share in the comments below.