Skip to main content

Using Google Sites As Portfolio Projects

Just completed another project where 40 students used (old) Google Sites (because they are Apps Scriptable) as Portfolio Sites.

Each student gets a copy of a template site. After they have worked on it, and the deadline has arrived, they are given a COPY of their site (and made EDITOR), and they are removed from their original site.

If the student wants to invite a personal Gmail account to this new site, and then that personal Gmail account makes a Copy of it, it is removed completely from the york domain - meaning when the student leaves, it won't be deleted. They can keep it forever.

They THEN can, if they choose, upgrade their site to New Sites and make it look a bit fancier.

If you want to do this, make your Template Site in Classic Sites, then...

File > Make a copy , fill in your students


edit the code Tools > Script Editor where it says CHANGE_THIS 

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Inserting A Google Doc link into a Google Spreadsheet (UPDATED 6/12/2017)

This article looks at using Apps Script to add new features to a Google Spreadsheet. At the University of York, various people have been using Google spreadsheets to collect together various project related information. We've found that when collecting lots of different collaborative information from lots of different people that a spreadsheet can work much better than a regular Google Form. Spreadsheets can be better than Forms for data collection because: The spreadsheet data saves as you are editing. If you want to fill in half the data and come back later, your data will still be there. The data in a spreadsheet is versioned, so you can see who added what and when and undo it if necessary The commenting features are brilliant - especially the "Resolve" button in comments. One feature we needed was to be able to "attach" Google Docs to certain cells in a spreadsheet. It's easy to just paste in a URL into a spreadsheet cell, but they can often

A Working Booking System In Google Sheets

Working with Andras Sztrokay we had another go at a booking system. This time it was to enable staff to book out a number of iPads over a number of days. You select the days you want, then select the Booking menu. Andras did an amazing job. It even creates a daily bookings sheet so you can see who has which iPads. To see this in action, go  here  and  File > Make a Copy (I won't be able to support you this is just provided to maybe give someone else a leg up, good luck!)

One-To-Many Relationship in a Google Spreadsheet

It's often the case that you want and need to be creating a database to store your data, but Google Spreadsheets are just so handy aren't they? But Google Spreadsheets are very good at relational data. Here's an example where, you want to have one column for the name of your recipe and another for the ingredients ( comma separated ). How you use this script is you click on the cell you want to be relational and choose the Admin > Show Relationship Editor. This opens up a dialog window showing you all the options included so far. You then alter the ingredients and it saves a comma separated list into the spreadsheet. Here's the spreadsheet . Use File > Make a copy to see it work and rummage around in the code. If anyone can help make the UI prettier I'd be grateful, thanks.