PLEASE do NOT Copy Your Class

You’ll make a scorching mess of your Google Drive in case you copy your Google Classroom lessons. As you begin up the brand new college yr please do NOT copy your total class. Listed below are 3 options to copying your total Google Classroom Class:

Copy Your Class in Google Classroom

When on the house web page of Google Classroom you will have a tile for every of your lessons. Clicking on the three dots icon has the choice to “Copy” a category. DO NOT COPY. This makes a multitude of your Google Drive.

Canva graphic with a screenshot from Google Classroom showing the 3 dots on the assignment tile to allow you to copy the entire class. A NO next ot the copy image. Do not copy your entire google classroom class it makes a mess of your google drive.

Paradigm Shift – Information in Google Classroom

In contrast to different LMS’s your recordsdata in Google Classroom are NOT in Google Classroom. They’re in Google Drive.

In different merchandise making a replica of a Phrase doc isn’t an issue as a result of the unique and the copy are saved within the LMS. Most likely you can’t make edits to these recordsdata as a result of they’re “connected” to the task. Nevertheless, Google Classroom is totally different.

Google Classroom Information Dwell in Google Drive

Something you “connect” to an task in Google Classroom is definitely LINKED from Google Drive.

Once you copy an task 99% of the time you do NOT want to repeat the attachments. The hyperlink to the unique file is what you need. You do NOT need a number of recordsdata in your Google Drive with the identical title. You do NOT want copies of screenshots, movies, PDF’s… EVER!

WORSE… in case you train a number of sections and also you copy a category for every part you will have copies of copies of copies all making an enormous mess in your Google Drive.

Copies of Google Kinds

MAYBE MAYBE you need a copy of a Google Kind. However actually… not even then. You wish to REFRESH your Kind from final yr, not copy it. Use the SAME Google Kind however delete the responses from final yr. If in case you have a spreadsheet connected to the Kind you possibly can unlink the Kind and relink to the identical spreadsheet or a brand new one.

Recent Kind Tab Does This For You

For every Google Kind use the puzzle piece icon to make use of the Add-on Recent Kind Tab. Run this Add-on to rapidly refresh your Kind and replace the hyperlink to the spreadsheet. Able to go and no copies in your Google Drive.

New College students – Final Years Assignments

Educate the scholars you have, not the scholars you had. Good instructing is constructing relationships with college students and adapting the assignments for the wants of the present college students. Copying every thing makes it tough to be versatile to the present college students. I’ve been there, with each intention to replace the assignments but when we might be sincere, instructing is tough. You run out of time. It’s simpler to simply go away it because it was.

3 Options to “Copy” the Complete Google Classroom Class

As a substitute of copying the whole class (and the attachments) listed here are 4 options.

1. Reuse Submit

You possibly can reuse posts from final years class one by one. What I really like about that is once I choose to reuse an task it pops as much as EDIT and UPDATE the task. This encourages me to maintain my assignments contemporary.

Screenshot of Google Classroom create button with the reuse post option highlighted. This is an alternative to copy your class to instead copy an assignment.

⚠️ What I don’t like about Reuse submit is it’s a must to scroll by means of all of assignments to get to the one you wish to reuse.

❤️ TIP: From the category you might be reusing from, “MOVE TO TOP” the task on the stream.

What’s on the high of the Stream of the outdated class is what can be first supplied to you to reuse. It’s quicker to maneuver a piece of assignments to the highest of the Stream of the outdated class so that you’re able to reuse them.

#001 Quantity Your Assignments

My finest tip is so as to add a hashtag and a 3 digit quantity in entrance of your task titles. This has SOOOOOOO many benefits. One of many benefits is in case you reuse #012 then the subsequent one you wish to reuse is #013. This helps with a few of the confusion when reusing a submit.

No Copies of Attachments

When reusing a submit there’s a checkbox to “Create new copies of all attachments.” All the time go away this unchecked. Don’t copy the attachments!! They’re NOT attachments, they’re hyperlinks to recordsdata in your Google Drive.

Screenshot of reuse post pop up where the create new copies of all attachments checkbox is unchecked.

Schedule to A number of Courses

When reusing a single submit you possibly can schedule that submit to a number of lessons so that you solely should reuse the submit one time.

2. Reuse GC

I’ve an unofficial Add-on that lets you handle your Google Classroom. That is my HUB for utilizing Google Classroom. Make a replica of the spreadsheet. You’ll need to authorize the Add-on. You’re authorizing YOURSELF to entry YOUR OWN recordsdata. It’s completely secure.

  1. Make a replica of the spreadsheet.
  2. Use the Extensions menu to arrange your Google Classroom class
  3. Use the sidebar for Reuse GC to import assignments from final years class
  4. Checkbox as many assignments at a time that you simply wish to reuse.
    Tip: You possibly can edit the titles and descriptions within the spreadsheet if you’d like.
  5. Use the sidebar to push assignments to this years class.
    The “attachments” are NOT copied however preserve their hyperlinks.
  6. Edit the assignments in your Google Classroom. Click on on the “attachment” hyperlinks and edit/modify so they’re up to date for this yr.

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Copy Your Class

Don’t do it! Reuse posts and have a extra versatile digital classroom that’s conscious of the present college students and present occasions.