Access to comment on or edit Google docs?

Does adding people to a collaboration also give them access to comment on or edit Google docs in the collaboration, or does this permission need to be assigned within the doc itself?
1 person has
this question
+1
Reply
  • In order for an OpenClass user to edit a document within Collaborations, the user’s permission must be set during the share process. To share a collection with another user, the owner of the Collaboration can simply click “Add People” and select a classmate from their course. To enable editing rights, the user’s permission must be set to “Add as Writer.” Once a user’s permission is set, the user will be able to edit a Google document attached to the collection within Collaborations.

    For more information about Collaborations, please visit the OpenClass Knowledge base at http://openclass.custhelp.com/app/ans...
  • (some HTML allowed)
    How does this make you feel?
    Add Image
    I'm

    e.g. sad, anxious, confused, frustrated kidding, amused, unsure, silly indifferent, undecided, unconcerned happy, confident, thankful, excited

  • Thank you for your answer. I need further clarification...

    A new feature in Google Docs allows the document owner to set permission for others to edit OR just comment. We want our students to comment only in certain collaborations, not edit. Does the permission level to comment need to be set in Google docs? Will the OpenClass collaboration settings to "Add as writer" override the Google docs setting?

    And, a related question is this: The Google Docs commenting function cannot be used until an uploaded document is converted into a Google doc, rather than being a Word file, etc. When documents are added to a collaboration, are they converted to Google docs or kept as their original format? If they are kept as original, can we convert them to Google docs and keep them as part of the collaboration?
  • (some HTML allowed)
    How does this make you feel?
    Add Image
    I'm

    e.g. sad, anxious, confused, frustrated kidding, amused, unsure, silly indifferent, undecided, unconcerned happy, confident, thankful, excited

  • Great question, Susan.

    If the owner of the Google Doc adds an individual to the Doc as someone who "Can Comment", you will want to make sure you add the individual as a "Viewer" when you add them to the Collaboration in OpenClass. This will ensure the individual is only able to comment on the Doc when accessing it through a Collaboration in OpenClass.

    When a document is added to a Collaboration in OpenClass, the document will remain in its original format. Any conversion you wish to make to a document uploaded to Google Docs should be done from within Google Docs.

    Also, you mentioned an individual is not able to be added to a Word file uploaded to Google Docs as someone who "Can Comment". I was able to share a .docx file with an individual who can only comment. Is there a specific file type that would not allow you to add someone who can only comment?
  • (some HTML allowed)
    How does this make you feel?
    Add Image
    I'm

    e.g. sad, anxious, confused, frustrated kidding, amused, unsure, silly indifferent, undecided, unconcerned happy, confident, thankful, excited

  • Can any member of a collaboration add a document to it?
  • (some HTML allowed)
    How does this make you feel?
    Add Image
    I'm

    e.g. sad, anxious, confused, frustrated kidding, amused, unsure, silly indifferent, undecided, unconcerned happy, confident, thankful, excited

  • As long as the instructor and/or student is enrolled in the course and has been added to the collaboration, they will be able to add a document to the particular collaboration.
  • (some HTML allowed)
    How does this make you feel?
    Add Image
    I'm

    e.g. sad, anxious, confused, frustrated kidding, amused, unsure, silly indifferent, undecided, unconcerned happy, confident, thankful, excited