Force Copy: The G-Suite Tip Every Teacher Needs To Know

Force Copy: The G-Suite Tip Every Teacher Needs To Know
  • Creating an action plan
  • A presentation template for a conference
  • An agenda for a workshop that you want to share, but people should customize it for their setting
  • A invitation that people can customize for a specific audience
  • Maybe the sharing settings aren't right.
  • Maybe they share with the same people and then you have a bunch of copies you don't want.
  • Maybe the person doesn't know how to find "Make a Copy" and you have to waste time explaining it, etc.

Well, there is a super simple, easy peasy way you can force people to make a copy and it's not intuitive.

How to create a force copy:

Voila! You did it. Now anyone who you share the new url with will see this:

Your turn

Go ahead. Try it. Click on the following link with "copy" at the end and see what happens?

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Y96dKYW-XuzUFaxwxurlOOsMUO_bGZ-djCHaPrTVexI/copy

Pretty cool, right? You're welcome.

Lisa Nielsen writes for and speaks to audiences across the globe about learning innovatively and is frequently covered by local and national media for her views on “Passion (not data) Driven Learning,” "Thinking Outside the Ban" to harness the power of technology for learning, and using the power of social media to provide a voice to educators and students. Ms. Nielsen has worked for more than a decade in various capacities to support learning in real and innovative ways that will prepare students for success. In addition to her award-winning blog, The Innovative Educator, Ms. Nielsen’s writing is featured in places such as Huffington Post, Tech & Learning, ISTE Connects, ASCD Wholechild, MindShift, Leading & Learning, The Unplugged Mom, and is the author the book Teaching Generation Text.