31 October, 2016

Assign Tasks to Others in Google Docs, Slides and Sheets!

Did you know that you can now assign tasks to others within a Google Doc, Sheet or Slide?  Simply highlight any text and then click the comment icon.  In the comment box, enter the @ or + sign and the email address of the person you want to assign the task to.  When their name appears, click the box "assign task" and they will receive an email notifying them of the increased workload.   This is a really handy feature to use in any situation where you're planning a project or organising others to complete their part of a task. In your classroom, you could use a Google Doc not just to outline a list of tasks to be completed, but also assign those parts to individuals and groups of students. Students working collaboratively on a group presentation in Slides can assign sections of the presentation to each other. Likewise, if you use Docs as a means of taking minutes from meetings, you can assign action items to members of your team to complete and they can check them off once completed. See the attached screenshots and the link for details on how this works. So, how might you be able to use a feature like this? Feel free to post your comments below.

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