Share Google Docs
By default Google Docs (Docs, Sheets, Slides and Drawings) are private. If you share the link to a Google Drive document with someone they will not be able to view the document. Google Classroom automatically solves the sharing problem. Classroom explicitly shares docs with your students when attached. If you want parents to be able to view your Google Docs you have change the sharing permissions yourself.
Blue Share Button
Click on the blue share button in the upper right hand corner.
Get Sharable Link
Clicking on “Get shareable link” in the upper right hand corner will make the document viewable to anyone at your school, but still not to parents.
Clicking on the drop down arrow next to “Anyone with the link atmyschool can view” only gives you options to share with people who are on the same domain (at your school.)
You need to go to the bottom option of “More.”
Anyone With the Link
The 2nd option in the list of sharing options is “On – Anyone with the link.” Choose this option. Down towards the bottom you can change it from “View” to “Comment” or “Edit.” Probably you do not want to do this. There are reasons to do it, however, less frequently used.
This is something you should be able to do in your sleep. Sharing Google Docs is really the power of Google Apps.
6 thoughts on “Essential Google Docs Skill: Anyone With The Link Can View”
I understand how to share now.
I think I understand..if not I will be back !!
I understand how to share documents but at this have not used it.
good to know how to share and to what degree
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