How to Create a Force Copy in Google Drive

Do you wish there was an easier way to assign digital resources to your students through Google Drive? I am here to share my number one tip on how to easily create a force copy in Google Slides that makes distributing digital resources to students a breeze. 

First, you will need to open a Google Slide that you wish to share with your students. Then, find and click on the “share” button located on the upper right-hand corner. 

Once the share menu has appeared click on the “Advanced” button located in the bottom right corner. 

Next, click the button “Change” to open more sharing options. 

Click on the button “On-Anyone with Link.” 

Then click “Save.” You will be directed back to the main sharing menu. Scroll done and click “done.” 

Click on the web address and locate the tail end of the section that begins with the word “edit.” Erase the word “edit” and everything that follows. 

Example: /d/1GHbwkiU2td9E6GkEPYV1q7C2Kg LEaVWE5Vmcd7cwc1s/edit#slide=id.p

Once you have erased everything in  the section beginning with the word “edit” type in the word copy at the end of the web address. Click enter to test the link you just created.

Example: d/1GHbwkiU2td9E6Gk EPYV1q7C2KgLEaVWE5Vmcd7cwc1s/ edit#slide=id.p d/1GHbwkiU2td9E6Gk EPYV1q7C2KgLEaVWE5Vmcd7cwc1s/ copy

Once you press enter your screen should appear like this. 

The last and final step is to share the link with your students. When your students click on the link they will be instructed to make a copy of the Google resource. 

If you would like to download a PDF version of this step-by-step tutorial click here

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