Pre-Setup Required.This article reviews tasks created using Google Doc Templates. Please note, this functionality needs to firstly be enabled by an account admin on your account. See more via Enabling Google Docs Integration (Google Task Templates)
Creating Google Doc Tasks
Via Classes > Tasks & Units > Add Task
Navigate to Class > Tasks & Units > Add Task
Complete the necessary task information:
- Due date and time
- Unit (optional)
- (optional) Lesson Experience if configured for the select Unit
Assign GDoc Task Templates
- Enable Google Docs Coursework Submission
- Click Add New Template
- Add Name
- Select Assign to students individually or Assign collaborative copy. Individual assignment will create a copy for each student, while collaborative assignment will create one singular (shared) copy of the template for all students to contribute to.
- Use the Google Drive file picker to select a template
Navigate the school Google Drive account via the File Picker and select the desired template and click submit.
All students will be selected by default but they can be toggled off if needed. Use the All or None shortcuts to make quick changes. Afterwards, click Save Changes.
Additional templates can be added by clicking Add New template. Current templates can be edited or deleted using the icons and the template can be opened using the Google Drive logo.
Once all templates are added click Save Changes to create the Task.
Managing Google Doc Tasks
Via the Task View
After creating a task with GDoc templates each student will be able to access it through the GDoc editor within MB if their Google Drive account e-mail address matches the e-mail address in their ManageBac Profile. Students should be logged in to their Google Account in their browsers when accessing GDoc templates in ManageBac. If they are using the ManageBac app, students will need ensure that they are logged in to their GDrive app on the device with the same account as their ManageBac email address.
Until the students open the Task the status will be reported as Waiting afterwards it will be set to In Progress. Lastly, after the GDoc file has been submitted the status will change to Submitted.
Clicking on the student name will open the GDoc Viewer and Annotations tab in split-screen view.
Teachers can lock individual student submissions independently of the submission status of the GDoc template using the lock icon.
You can also bulk force submit all GDocs in a template via the Submit Coursework button below the template title. This will revoke writing access to the GDoc template for all students. Teachers can reset individual student's Coursework submissions so that students can continue to access and edit the GDoc Template.
Managing Google Doc Task Submission Options
Via the Task View
Select a Task in your class with Google Coursework submissions enabled. Teachers can lock and unlock submissions for Tasks either for individual students or for all students in the class.
Click Show Results on the right navigation panel to make grades and comments entered in the Gradebook visible to students and parents.
Click Extend Due Date to extend the Task due time for individual students for the task.