When creating assignments in Google Classroom as “Make a copy for each student” a copy of the document is made for each student… with the same document title appended with the student name. This creates a problem when you search Google Drive. Since Google Classroom documents save to your Google Drive now your search results returns the student documents.
A secondary level teacher might have 150-200 students and each students copy. This shows 150 copies of my syllabus all with “Current CI225 Syllabus” in my Google Drive. Trying to find my actual current syllabus has become a challenge.
If students turn in the assignment I can filter the search to only look for files “Owned by me.” However, if students have turned in the assignment Google Drive shows the teacher (me) as the owner.
Star Your Documents
In Google Drive if you single click on a file and press the S key you can star (or unstar) a document.