The use of group projects in higher education is common. However, students often don't have a digital place for their team to…
The use of group projects in higher education is common. However, students often don't have a digital place for their team to collaborate on files. Google Drive, with its online office suite and file storage, is an ideal solution to this problem. However, due to confusion regarding permissions or simple lack of knowledge, this tool is not always utilized.
Instructors could create project spaces for each team manually, however, such a task would be time consuming and effectively impossible with a large class. "Create Group Project" automates this process so that it is practical, even in a very large section.
The feature set is as follows:
1. Create a folder for each "team" (group) such that each member of the team has read/write access. The instructor retains ownership of the folder for easy grading.
2. (Optionally) Create a set of default subfolders for each team
3. (Optionally) Copy a set of default files into each team’s folder