Monday, November 28, 2016

November 28th - Tip of the Week

File Upload Question Type Now Available

You can now have the user of your form upload a file as an answer to a question.  You may notice at first this question-type is grayed out.  That is because your form must be set for only Liberty Center users.  Once this setting is checked, file upload should be an option when you are choosing a question type.

What does this mean?
  • You can collect any sort of a file from students through a form.  
  • File types include doc, sheet, presentation, drawing, pdf, image, video, and audio.   
  • If a drive file is submitted, it is actually a copy of the owner's file so you will not be able to see additional changes after the upload.  You are the owner of the copy.  They are the owner of the original.
  • The copy of the file is automatically stored in a folder in your drive named with the title of the question that was used.  
  • You can locate this folder in the responses tab of your form responses.
  • You can retrieve a link to each file submitted in the spreadsheet that is created from the form responses.
  • At this point, users cannot upload a folder or more than one file.  You would need a question for each file you would like submitted.
  • This could be used as a way for you to collect a project and then share it out to the class.  You could quickly copy the links in the spreadsheet that is created for you and share those to the class so that students can see each others' projects.   Or, if there is no other private information collected, just share the spreadsheet with your class.
Lots of potential.  Try it out and see how you like it.

Coming up  Tomorrow:

Coming up Thursday:  

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Tip of the Week November 21, 2016

Thanks so much to all of our presenters this morning.  If you didn't have a chance, please fill out this evaluation to help with future PD decision-making.   Nov. 21 Evaluation

Take time to get connected over break

As you relax and enjoy your break, take some time to get connected.  Here is a list from Matt Miller of 50 people and hashtags to follow on twitter.  Don't have an account?  Sign up now!  It's a great opportunity to see what other educators are doing and steal a few ideas!
50 people and hashtags you MUST check out on Twitter

Coming up after break           

Integration Schedule 

December Update

Monday, November 14, 2016

Friday, November 11, 2016

Tip of the Week - November 7, 2016

Did you know?
  • Classes on your homepage are arranged in the order that you have created them.  At this time, you are not able to change the order of classes.
  • One way to easily find your classes is by bookmarking a class.  Open the class and then click the star in the omnibox.  You CAN rearrange bookmarks.  Put all of your classes in one folder on your bookmarks bar and then arrange them in the order that you like.  Access your classes through the bookmarked folder.
  • As you meet with parents for conferences, remember that you can allow them to receive notifications to your Google Classroom by going to the Students tab and then turning on "Include this class" in the Guardian Summaries box on the left.  
  • You can change the name of a class at anytime.  Go to the Classroom homepage and click the three dots next to the name in order to edit.
  • You can still REUSE assignments from archived classes.  If you are starting a new class for this new quarter, archive your 1st quarter class so that students no longer see it on their page.  You will still be able to reuse post (assignments) from your archived class for your 2nd quarter class.  

The new Google Sites is suppose to be released this week...stay tuned!