Automatically create Google shared folders for a paperless classroom
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Does this still work? I'm working on getting this going for teachers in my district next year. 
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No, I suggest using google classroom, or Doctopus (which creates a similar structure)
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Good-by old friend. 

gClassFolders is no longer being supported. It uses some elements that have been depricated by Goolge. I suggest using Google Classroom or Doctopus Add-on for your classroom organization instead. This was a great program that paved the way for many innovations.

I do encourage you to check out my other Add-ons: https://sites.google.com/site/edlistenscripts/gclassfolders
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Doctopus creates a similar folder structure. gCF will likely sill create folders.
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Good day,  I am having trouble sending files to my students they keep coming up "Error Sending File" and "Copied Files ID undefined". Any help would be appreciated. 
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never heard of Doctopus but I will check it out.
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Amy Axe

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I have been having trouble sending files to the student assignment folders.  I can choose a file, and then it just stops.  Does anyone have this issue?
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I think there is a quota issue with it.   I suggest using Doctopus to send out files to your gClassFolders.
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Jason Rowbottom

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Hi, I'm new to Google Apps and using gClassFolders. I am trying to utilize Doctopus with Gclassfolders and I am having difficulty choosing a roster from the folders I set up. I am not sure if I set up my folders correctly. Since I teach a 4/5 split and provide instruction in Reading, Writing, Oral Communication, Math, etc for the same students I created a massive Gclassfolders roster with all the subject folders on the same spreadsheet. I just copy and pasted the students names and renamed the folder. The folders were all sent to the students and operate the way they should. However now that I am trying to set up Doctopus, I can't seem to select the Grade 4 writing assignment folder. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Matthew Bond

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Can you have more than one teacher email?  Would it be separated by a comma? thanks
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Thanks for the answer.....I have 2 English teachers using Gclass folders---it is working well
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Harmony Hayes

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I created an assignments folder for me to use as an example for the students. It didn't show up in "shared with me." I tried sharing it with myself, and that didn't work either. Is there a way to have a copy of my assignments folder both in my drive and the class assignment folders like the students are able to do?
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This might have been answered but I tried to use the search function before asking atleast.
in the column for "Class Name" can I create subfolders there by using for example a /
Some students for example should be in a folder structure NIU/FOTBOLL/HT14 while some should end up in NIU/TENNIS/HT14 etc.
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Sub-folders like that would not work, but you could set up those as Periods.
Class Name = NIU Period = Football
Class Name = NIU Period = Tennis

This will break apart the assignment folders, but allow them to share a view and edit folder.
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Andrea Gillier

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Love the AddOn and lead a lot of teachers to the tool, especially the Tutorial and Instructions however I think both of these resources need to start at "Go to Google Sheets". Some how that step got missed in the directions and teachers need to start with the basics
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Shana Holden

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I have my folders created but need to add another teacher. Can I just go into my spreadsheet, add the teacher's name and rerun the script? Or do I need to do it another way? Thanks. 
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Thank you! You are always so helpful and we LOVE our folders. 
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This is a community for the gClassFolders script which will automatically create student folders.

Shana Holden

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My students are turning in assignments into their assignment folder and nothing is population in my assignment folder to view their work. Instead I have to go to the activity log and then select their assignment they turned in and then close it. Once I close the assignment, it finally populates into my assignment folder so I can grade and view. Any advice on how to just get them to automatically go into the assignment folder like they used to? thanks!
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Ahhhh, thanks. I super appreciate your help and know it's time consuming to manage everything. 
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Amber Spence

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HI  Trying to set up my classes...Got all the info in the spread sheet and start to create folders.  Says folder created but not shared, problem with student email
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Honestly, I suggest moving to either Doctopus or google classroom. I am planing to decommission gClassFolders for next year (unless someone wants to take-over maintenance of the script)
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Jim Beeghley

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Is there a way to modify the folders that are created and the folder structure?  I'd like easily create a folder such as "Class of 2016" and then have each student have a folder under that 
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Is there anyone out there that wants to help maintain gClassFolders?  It needs some code improvement and I have several other projects I would prefer to focus on instead.
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Deirdre D'Urso

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Question about assignment folder. If I post something in the Assignment folder will it automatically go into each student folder?
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From the spreadsheet that you used to set up the folders.
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Some of my students' folders were created, but some were not.  Here is the error message:

Assignment Folder created, Error with Student email: folder created but not shared

How do I fix this issue?
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I noticed below that others had the same issue. I had to copy the original spreadsheet. Then create folders again.  It worked.
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Suzanne Viklund

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Hej hopp! Mina elever har bytt domän och därmed Emailadresser. Nån som vet hur man uppdaterar spreadsheet så att deras mappar kommer till den nya adressen.? Jag har andra mappar skapade direkt i doktopus och där är det ganska solklart hur man gör, men i denna som jag skapat i gclass förstår jag inte hur jag ska göra. 
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Harmony Hayes

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Several of my students can't move their class "view" folder into their drive. It says the other people who it is shared with will not be able to view it.  I ran the script with all students at the same time and it only happened to a few.

Will it really move it out of the shared folder? 
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I see what happened. When they were trying to move it into their personal class folder, they moved it into the wrong place. Thanks for the quick reply.
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Michael Woerner

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I created folders using gClassFolders & that worked fine. The issue I am having, however, is that if the students try to move documents from another folder into their "Assignment" folder they all see only another student's "Assignment" folder. It is the same student for the entire class.
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Got it worked out. The thing I was tripping over was that there was no invitation to "Add to my Drive" when they opened the shared folder. Has this behaviour changed recently, because I'm sure that is what used to happen or has my brain fallen out completely ;)
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Leif Segen

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Is there a way to un-remove a student?

So far I just copied the name, course, email, etc., and the folder IDs back into the main sheet from the Log sheet. Is there anything else to do?
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Best thing would be to add the name email and course, leaving the rest blank and then run create folders and it will create a new folder set for the student.
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