One Google Document in Multiple Folders

One File, Two Folders

Sometimes, it can be beneficial to have one Google Document in two different folders. Maybe you are meticulous about organizing your files, but you have a file that could easily be in two different folders.

This can happen when you are collaborating with one group and need to give another group access to the document in a specific folder (for the sake of organization).

*Please note that files can’t be added to Team Drives; they must be moved.

Fortunately, this is easy to do.

  1. Click once on the file that you want to “add” to a different folder (the file should be highlighted in blue).
  2. On your keyboard, press the following keys: Shift + Z.
  3. The “Add” window will open.
    The Add Panel
  4. Navigate to the folder that you want to “Add” the document to. (Note that you will get an > symbol to navigate deeper into folders).
    Add panel selection showing steps above.
  5. Click “ADD” (this will say “ADD HERE” until you select a folder).

Note that this will mean that there will only be one document. Any changes to the document will be reflected in both folders. Also note that the privileges on that document will be the highest privileges of any document.

Let’s say that you create a Google Doc called “My Great Document” in a folder titled “My Team Work”. Then, you are asked to place this document in a “District Team Work” folder that is shared with lots of people with Editing privileges. Using the method above, you create a link to “My Great Document” and add that to the “District Team Work” folder. Anyone who has editing rights to the “District Team Work” folder will also have editing rights to “My Great Document”.

Removal

Need to remove the file from one folder but not the other?

  1. Simply locate the file (it doesn’t matter which folder).
  2. Click on once to select it.
  3. Click on the i in a circle to reveal the details of the file.
  4. Click the X to the right of the folder from which you want to remove.

Screen shot illustrating steps to remove a document from a folder.

Two Files, Two Folders

Please note if you want to share a document, but not have the original affected, you can use the File | Make a copy option. That will make a copy of the file at the moment in time. Any changes on one copy will NOT be reflected on the other.

 

New Google Calendar

Starting today, we are making the new Google Calendar available. This is an optional update at this time. You will need to click a blue button in the top right hand side of the calendar to upgrade. The new Google Calendar brings with it some nice features:

  • Pretty. The fonts and colors have been updated and modernized.
  • Add rich formatted text to events.
  • See contact information in events.

Google has some helpful information on the new calendar:

We hope that you find the new Google Calendar even more useful.

Free PD – October 2017

Overview:

All courses are free and eligible for 6-9 SCECH credits. 

  • Each course is 3 weeks long, with two live webinars (in the evening).
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Phishing Attempt – Beware!

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) sent a warning Monday about a new ransomware email scam intended to steal private information from the recipient’s computer.

The email claims it is the IRS and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and advises users to download a fake FBI questionnaire. Rather than downloading a questionnaire, the hyperlink installs malware and prevents victims from accessing their data unless they pay a ransom to the cybercriminals.

The IRS cautions victims not to pay the ransom, but instead report the attack to the FBI at the Internet Crime Complaint Center, www.IC3.gov, and forward any IRS-themed scams to phishing@irs.gov.

The IRS does not use email, social media or text messages to communicate personal tax issues.

For more information, see the “Tax Scams and Consumer Alerts” page on IRS.gov or contact us today.

 

Upcoming September

Professional Learning Courses

(open to ALL districts)

All courses are free and eligible for 6-9 SCECH credits.

 

  • Each course is 3 weeks long, with two live webinars (in the evening).
  • First week of the month is rolling enrollment and pre-readings; Webinars begin second week.
  • All courses below will be eligible for 6 SCECH credits (9 for Open Educational Resources course), pending course completion.
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