Tips to assist with organization in Google Drive

There are a few things you can do to assist with organizing your Teacher Resources in Google Drive. You don’t need to do all of them, but to construct your individual workflow, considering the following may be helpful.

  1. Create a folder and call it “Archive” – put resources you are not presently using, but may need in the future into this folder. I openly acknowledge that I am a bit of a digital hoarder when it comes to teaching resources. Teaching assignments can change from year to year, as we all know, and so deleting content can be a challenge, but we also want to not have digital clutter. If we are moving, it’s a great opportunity to purge and organize.
  2. You can set colours on the folders in your Google Drive. If coloured folders will give you a visual to aid in organizing and retrieving, by all means…. right click on the folder and select a colour!

3. You can also mark folders or documents with a star (right above the “change color” option) and henceforth when you use the “search” feature of Drive, the starred items will be boosted to the top of the search results. Additionally, on the left-located menu, beneath “My Drive” and “Team Drive” is a label “Starred” – if you click that, it will shortlist all documents you’ve applied a star to!