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+Aileen MacInnes Putting this in it's own thread.  Student scores now post in the pasted Goobric in the doc again.  Had to develop a fairly ornate workaround to Google's API bug, which broke this feature, reported here.  For about 15 minutes tonight, users may have experienced some weirdness with scores not pasting properly into the doc / email to students.  Apologies.

https://code.google.com/p/google-apps-script-issues/issues/detail?id=3927&colspec=Stars%20Opened%20ID%20Type%20Status%20Summary%20Component%20Owner
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FYI Doctopus users - pushed out some important improvements yesterday.  There were a few minor glitches in the process that might have impacted users yesterday afternoon, but these should all be resolved at this point.

Please post to the Doctopus user community if you come across anything that doesn't seem right.

https://plus.google.com/communities/110101771178739680338
 
NEW RELEASE V1.1 - Co-Teacher functionality

OK - It was thorny to figure out, but I think I've got the plumbing done for co-teacher workflow to be as seamless as possible.

Here's how it works:

There are two levels of sharing for collaborating teachers: roster level and assignment (or "Co-Teacher") level...

If you share another teacher on a ROSTER (from Step 1) they get the ability to use that roster in their own assignments, access to all student folders, ability to add and remove students from it, etc.   But this doesn't necessarily mean they are shared on each Doctopus ASSIGNMENT you provision for that roster.

If you share another teacher on an ASSIGNMENT (from Step 3), they get EDIT access to the Doctopus spreadsheet and all student files produced for that assignment (but not student folders, unless they already have it).  They also get COMMENT rights on the rubric, and the ability to use Goobric with that assignment.

A Co-Teacher CAN:
 - Access all student files for that assignment
 - Access the master rubric file (comment only)
 - Assess all student files using Goobric

A Co-Teacher does NOT have access to the following features:

- Setup steps 1-6  (this means they cannot add other co-teachers)
- Embargo / unembaro
- Ownership transfer
- Ability to attach or change rubrics

If you share another teacher as an editor on your Doctopus Spreadsheet via Google's "Share" button, REMEMBER THAT YOU ALSO HAVE TO RUN STEP 3 before they will be able to access any Doctopus features on that Spreadsheet.

If a user has been shared on a Doctopus assignment created prior to 4/19/14 they will get a prompt letting them know that they have not been added as a Co-Teacher by the assignment owner, and an email will be sent to the spreadsheet owner letting them know how to add the co-teacher (via Step 3).

+Eric Allatta This should answer your request of a few days ago!

Others who have tried using Doctopus on shared spreadsheets should find that a lot of strange behavior goes away with this upgrade.

Please let us all know ASAP (using this community) if you discover things aren't behaving as expected.  

Happy collaborating!

Andrew
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I am brand new to this and pioneering it at my school.  Also very excited about individualized math quizzes as outlined by +John McGowan 
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NEW RELEASE V1.1 - Co-Teacher functionality

OK - It was thorny to figure out, but I think I've got the plumbing done for co-teacher workflow to be as seamless as possible.

Here's how it works:

There are two levels of sharing for collaborating teachers: roster level and assignment (or "Co-Teacher") level...

If you share another teacher on a ROSTER (from Step 1) they get the ability to use that roster in their own assignments, access to all student folders, but NOT the ability to add and remove students from it, etc.   Being shared on a roster doesn't necessarily mean they are shared on each Doctopus ASSIGNMENT you provision for that roster, but this is the default behavior provided you share the co-teacher as an editor on the Doctopus spreadsheet.

If you share another teacher on an ASSIGNMENT (from Step 3), they get EDIT access to the Doctopus spreadsheet and all student files produced for that assignment (but not student folders, unless they already have it).  They also get COMMENT rights on the rubric, and the ability to use Goobric with that assignment.

A Co-Teacher CAN:
 - Access all student files for that assignment
 - Access the master rubric file (comment only)
 - Assess all student files using Goobric

A Co-Teacher does NOT have access to the following features:

- Setup steps 1-6  (this means they cannot add other co-teachers)
- Embargo / unembaro
- Ownership transfer
- Ability to attach or change rubrics

If you share another teacher as an editor on your Doctopus Spreadsheet via Google's "Share" button, REMEMBER THAT YOU ALSO HAVE TO RUN STEP 3 before they will be able to access any Doctopus features on that Spreadsheet.

If a user has been shared on a Doctopus assignment created prior to 4/19/14 they will get a prompt letting them know that they have not been added as a Co-Teacher by the assignment owner, and an email will be sent to the spreadsheet owner letting them know how to add the co-teacher (via Step 3).

+Eric Allatta This should answer your request of a few days ago!

Others who have tried using Doctopus on shared spreadsheets should find that a lot of strange behavior goes away with this upgrade.

Please let us all know ASAP (using this community) if you discover things aren't behaving as expected.  

Happy collaborating!

Andrew
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+Eric Allatta By default, I think co-teacher notifications fit most people's use case.  I could see a checkbox that is checked by default and can be unchecked to avoid annoying emails in cases like yours.
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Proud to see +New Visions for Public Schools and the Add-ons development work of the +NewVisions CloudLab team featured in this +Synergyse blog post.
 
In today's +Synergyse  blog post, we follow up to our previous post, Top 10 Google Apps Script for Education. We are happy to bring you our updated Top 10 Google Docs & Sheets Add-ons for Education. Google recently launched the Add-ons feature, which brings really useful Apps Script based extensions directly inside Docs & Sheets. We believe both teachers & students using #GoogleApps  will find these Add-ons useful. #GAFE     #GoogleDocs     #GoogleSheets 
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Thanks for sharing +Gary Johnston  - Inspiring to see this New Visions CloudLab tool used so thoughtfully in the classroom.
 
Autocrat has really helped my students as a learning tool. Here, I show how to use the new version of Autocrat and sheets to create a personalized document following formative assessment with Google Forms. 
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Some users like +Alex Benedict  +Mark Roberts  and +Jen Lueck have reported that Doctopus runs very slowly and "times out" for them after only a few documents.   Since I'm not observing this behavior on any of my test accounts, I need folks with this issue to provide some more specifics.

In particular, what are your Step 3 settings?

If you are able, please also share your spreadsheet with me at astillman at gmail.

Has anyone else experienced this behavior?
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+Mark Roberts Can you screenshot the  Step 3 sharing settings you are using?   I actually can't access them because I'm not the assignment owner. 
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Brooksie nails it again.  I happen to think the Common Core standards represent some of the most thoughtful and inclusive policy work in American education in a generation.  That we live in a time when the cable news and internet tribalization of grass-roots public opinion actually leads to such circusry is exactly why I support the Common Core.  

I support the Common Core because I want to live in a country and work in a workforce whose literacy, critical-thinking, and quantitative reasoning skills are far less concentrated in the minds (and schools) of those born with socioeconomic privilege.  Democracy stands only as strong as the public education system that shapes its citizens.
Right-wing talk radio hosts and left-wing interest groups are teaming up to defeat the most sensible school reform movement in a decade.
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Thanks for sharing. So much better than what appeared in our community's paper lately, which at least is strong evidence for why we need the Common Core in the first place: http://www.voiceofthevalley.com/editorial/letters_to_editor/article_97520e00-bed7-11e3-88ed-001a4bcf6878.html 
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It's official - the New Sheets is launching for scheduled release domains next week.  If  you're impatient, you can always work around this by launching one here:  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/create?addon_store
Back in December we announced the launch of the new Google Sheets for Rapid Release domains. This new version is faster and can support larger spreadsheets.  Over the next couple of weeks, Scheduled release domain users w...
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You can also get a new sheet by visiting g.co/newsheets (or, if you want a legacy sheet, g.co/oldsheets)
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BTW - this is now fully resolved.
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+Tim Cargan This may be worth pinning to the top of this community, since a lot of folks are likely to need this fix for the OLD autoCrat SCRIPT.
 
For folks who are getting errors when trying to use versions of autoCrat predating this weekend, see below for a quick fix.
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10 year veteran NYC public school science educator and administrator, founder of successful urban STEM school, builder of online spaces and author/coder of popular free tools for schools
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  • Swarthmore College
    Econ, Engineering, 1995 - 1997
  • National Outdoor Leadership School
    Climbing, Canyoneering, Winter Camping, Caving, 1997 - 1997
  • Lane Community College
    Botany, Photography, 1997 - 1998
  • University of Oregon
    Physics, Philosophy, 1998 - 2001
  • City College of New York
    Secondary Science Education, 2001 - 2004
  • New York City Leadership Academy
    The Dark Arts of School Leadership, 2005 - 2005
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