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Team Folders in Google


Want an easy way to share materials in your grade level or subject area team? Forget about emailing attachments or links, instead create a shared folder in Google Drive.

By having one person create a folder and then setting the permissions for specific collaborators to be able to edit, everyone in your group can drag and drop materials into the folder. Whatever sharing permissions are set for the folder, everything that is dragged into it gets those same permissions. In other words, you don’t have to click the share button for every single item in the folder. If someone is a collaborator on the overall folder, they will have access to everything put into it, including more folders.

This method of sharing is super easy and efficient!

If you want to make your own version of what someone has shared in the folder but don’t want to lose the original, go to File – Make a Copy. You then can save into your own space or folder in Drive or choose to share your new version into that original shared folder for others to use.

Maybe, your resolution or “make-over” for the new year is to get organized? Maybe, it’s to get more ideas? Either way, making a shared Google Drive folder with colleagues will get help get you there.

Resources: Google’s directions on how to share files and folders.

Google’s directions for adding a folder that is shared with you to your Drive

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“Team Folders in Google”

  1. December 19th, 2016 at 9:50 am       Peri Schultz Says:

    Lisa, This is simplicity at its finest-right at our fingertiips! Thank you for the reminder. I will be sharing your post with the staff at SB.

  2. December 20th, 2016 at 8:31 am       lsanderson Says:

    Yes, we have this great organizational tool at the ready for us! Thanks for passing along!

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