Quite often, when students submit assignments to myYHS with Google Drive, the file permissions are not set to give me, the teacher, access to the submitted file. This requires me to go back to the student, request access, and the student to add me to the permissions on the file. This should be done to the file when they submit it to the assignment.

The amount of time that is wasted by teachers trying to manage this process is inordinate and many of our teachers are choosing to use Google Classroom instead due to bugs like this.  Here is a link to Google's documentation on how to change permissions using the API: https://developers.google.com/drive/api/v3/manage-sharing

  • Nathan Still
  • Mar 8 2019
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  • Nathan Still commented
    25 Oct, 2021 06:48pm

    Most teachers who still use Blackbaud as an LMS at our school (many have switched to Google Classroom now) use the Google Assignments LTI integration which basically gives you Google Classroom with integration to the Blackbaud gradebook/reports. This avoids this issue with permissions.

  • Ben Leddy commented
    25 Oct, 2021 01:00pm

    I see. Can you send me an email? ben.leddy@blackbaud.com

  • Dave Sartory commented
    25 Oct, 2021 12:41pm

    I have done this multiple times with no success. Support asks me the same questions, and I explain what's happening. I've showed a complete class submitting documents with not a single one getting permissions. There is no relationship between what I and my students see and what is in the training video made in 2020. I really need this escalated to someone higher up because it's making our teachers continue to use Google classroom as a backchannel to Blackbaud. Support can't simulate a student in our domain, but I can replicate this over and over.

  • Ben Leddy commented
    25 Oct, 2021 12:32pm

    Hi Dave -- I would encourage you to surface what you're experiencing to our support team. We opt in teachers of a class to be recipients of a Google Drive file when shared by the student, so if that isn't occurring for you, something may need to be looked at in your set up.

  • Dave Sartory commented
    22 Oct, 2021 03:22pm

    Ben - none of our teachers get permission to view when this happens. They are constantly asking students for permission after the fact.

  • Ben Leddy commented
    10 Aug, 2021 12:40pm

    When students add a Google Drive link, teachers on the roster are automatically selected for sharing. If you're finding an exception to this, however, please reach out to support so we can look further into it. Thank you!