T3: Create Template in Google Docs

In Google Docs you can force others to make a copy of a document, essentially creating a template. Go up to the address bar of a Google Doc and replace the edit portion of the URL with copy.
Screenshot of URL
Copy the new URL with copy at the end and share it in an e-mail or on a site. They’ll now be forced to make their own copy.

Screenshot of Google Prompt to Copy Document

Thanks to the Wisconsin Instructional Technology Resource Center (WITRC) and Jon Spike for the tip!

About Diana

Diana is the Reference & Instructional Technology Librarian at UW-Whitewater. She can introduce you to a variety of technology to help improve your teaching, learning, research, and professional development. Ask her about Zotero, tea, or technology. She is the liaison librarian to the departments of Psychology and Social Work.
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One Response to T3: Create Template in Google Docs

  1. DJ says:

    Good to know. Thanks for the tip.

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