Doctopus Script for Google Apps
The script, Doctopus, for Google Apps is a huge time saver for teachers. Before Doctopus, teachers were stuck creating a template and sharing the file with the class. The students would then have to create a copy and share the file back. These steps were not only tedious, but often created mixups along the way.
Doctopus allows teachers to create a temple and share it using the script inside of a spreadsheet containing their roster. The script will then create new fields in the spreadsheet that allow for grading, comments, and even a direct link to the shared file (the huge time saver). The script is a bit difficult to explain, so just watch the tutorial below:
How to use Flubaroo
Flubaroo is a neat Google Drive script that allows teachers to create a basic quiz using Google Forms and then have it graded for them. It even allows the teacher to email the grades as well as add comments to the student.
This is a great tool for creating very simple assessments. I’ve used it on occasion, but this is not even in my bag of tricks for online testing (blog post to follow). The simplicity of the script is nice but if you are looking for serious online assessment options, watch for my future blog post.
Here is the tutorial on how to setup the quiz and install the script:
by Kurt Allen
I have been involved in Educational Technology for 11.5 years as a Computer Teacher and Computer Networks Instructor. I have also worked in the field of technology for 21 years.