Having the ability to hand your students' digital work can be difficult. They sometimes need to follow many steps in order to make a copy and if done wrong, they are lost. There are streamlining options for this to be made easier. Google has a copy option that will give a screen that looks like this:
 

With this screen, the students can get a copy for just one click, there is literally no room for error! Google offers some very easy shortcuts to allow you to force a copy on whoever clicks on the link (or if you are fancy, scans the QR code!). Below are directions on how to force a copy this with each of the GAFE options! 


Google Docs
  • When you have finished your Google Doc, look at the link in your Omnibox (the url bar)
    • ex. "https://docs.google.com/document/d/rxAyMOU/edit"
  • The area you need to change is highlighted red
  • Change the ending from edit to copy
Google Sheets
  • When you have finished your Google Sheet, look at the link in your Omnibox (the url bar)
    • ex. "https://docs.google.com/document/d/rxAyMOU/edit#gid=0"
  • The area you need to change is highlighted red
  • Change the ending from edit#gid=0 to copy
Google Slides
  • When you have finished your Google Slides Presentation, look at the link in your Omnibox (the url bar)
    • ex. "https://docs.google.com/document/d/rxAyMOU/edit#slide=id.p"
  • The area you need to change is highlighted red
  • Change the ending from edit#slide=id.p to copy
Google Drawing
  • When you have finished your Google Drawing, look at the link in your Omnibox (the url bar)
    • ex. "https://docs.google.com/document/d/rxAyMOU/edit"
  • The area you need to change is highlighted red
  • Change the ending from edit to copy
Google Form
  • When you have finished your Google Form, You need to find the response sheet. In order to copy a form, you need to provide the user a copy of the Google Sheet that hosts the responses. Once you have the Response sheet open, you can make the changes to the URL as follows.
    • ex. "https://docs.google.com/document/d/rxAyMOU/edit#gid=0"
  • The area you need to change is highlighted red
  • Change the ending from edit#gid=0 to copy