How do I create a Google Drive collaboration as a student?

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You can use Google Drive to create a collaboration with a Google Document, Spreadsheet, or Presentation. You can select individual users, groups, or both as part of a collaboration.

Google Docs allows you to add up to 50 users per collaboration, and all users can view and edit a document at the same time. However, a Google file may be shared with up to 200 email addresses including viewers, commenters, and editors.

Notes:

  • This lesson is for creating a collaboration in a course; when collaborations are created in a group, only group members and users with instructor-based roles (including TAs) can be selected as collaborators. However, your instructor can always view your collaboration.
  • Creating a collaboration is a course permission. If you cannot create a collaboration in a course, your institution has restricted this feature.
  • When creating a collaboration you cannot link to a previously created collaboration.
  • Google Drive collaborations are separate from Google Docs collaborations.
  • Once you invite a user to a collaboration, the collaboration is available to the user in the user's Google Drive. Uninviting the user or deleting the collaboration does not remove access to the collaboration once a user has been added.

Open Collaborations

Open Collaborations

In Course Navigation, click the Collaborations link.

Add Collaboration

Add Collaboration

Click the Add Collaboration button.

Select Type

Select Type

In the Kind drop-down menu, select the type of collaboration you want to create.

Add Details

Add Details

To create a name for the collaboration, click the Name header [1]. The page will create a text field for you to enter the name [2].

To create a description for the collaboration, click the Description header [3]. The page will create a text field for you to enter the description [4].

Add People

  Add People 

The collaboration defaults to the People tab. If you want to collaborate with individual people in your course, click the name of a user you want to add to the collaboration [1]. The user's name will move to the right side of the window [2].

Add as many users as necessary.

Note: Your instructor can view and access all collaborations added in the course, even if you do not add your instructor to the collaboration directly.

Remove Collaborators

Remove Collaborators

To remove a collaborator, click the Remove icon [1]. To remove all users, click the Remove All link [2].

Add Groups

  Add Groups 

You can also create collaborations with groups. To select an entire group, click the Groups tab [1]. Select the group(s) you want to add to the collaboration [2].

Note: You can select individual users as well as a group in a collaboration.

Submit Collaboration

Submit Collaboration

Click the Submit button.

View Collaboration

  View Collaboration 

View your collaboration. To edit the collaboration, click the Edit icon [1]. To delete the collaboration, click the Delete icon [2].

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