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mjoaquin
Explorer III

Group Assignment/Google LTI

I have searched the guides a few times, and I can not find an answer to my particular issue. Any hints, ideas, or workarounds would be appreciated! 

I am creating a course for all of the principals, assistant principals, and teacher leaders in the district at the request of an Assistant Supe. This course will serve as a replacement for their former RISE presentations required by the district. With that said, I have a set of Google Docs that I need to set up as an assignment, but I need it to be a group assignment, and I need each member of the group to have access to the doc. Each group will represent one campus, so I essentially need 9 "copies" of the doc turned in once all is said and done. I have tried setting it up as an external url submission, but that won't let you do group assignments. Option two is to embed the doc in the assignment page and adjusting the share setting, but that gives everyone either the option of making their own copy or working all in one, when I need 9 with each campus sharing. (Elem A working together, Elem B working together, etc, etc...) I tried collaborations but that wouldn't let me use an existing doc. So any ideas on how to make this work the way I want? If I need to, I will copy the doc for each collaboration, if that is the most effective way to get what I need. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!!! 

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kona
Community Coach
Community Coach

 @mjoaquin ‌, there might be a "better" way to do this, but this is how I've been doing something similar. 

I create the groups, then create the assignment and specify the group set to be used. In the directions for the assignment I have a link to the Google Doc (permissions are view/not edit) that I want the group to fill out/use. As part of the directions I tell each group to make a copy of this document and share with each other. I don't have it up to reference, but there is an option for the document that allows someone to make save a copy of the Doc to their own drive. Once the person does this they can then share it with the rest of the group members. 

Yet, if you want the document to already be created and ready for use then it might be easier to just create 9 of the same doc. 

Sorry I cant be more help!

Thank you for replying  @kona ‌. I will probably go ahead and make 9 copies and designate one for each campus. I was hoping there was a "built-in" way to do this, but it looks like there isn't (yet?). Lol. 

kona
Community Coach
Community Coach

Only for individuals, not yet for groups! I'm hoping that's coming through because it would be super useful!

klundstrum
Community Coach
Community Coach

Hi  @mjoaquin ‌ - I see that this thread hasn't had activity on it since June of 2017. Were you able to find a solution since your last post? If so, it would be great to hear from you! For now, I'll mark this thread as "Assumed Answered" but it will not prevent you or any other Community member from contributing to the discussion. 

We ended up using Collaborations and copying the doc 9 times.