Have a collaborative project for students? Did someone delete important information and you need to find out who it was? Welcome to viewing revisions in Google Drive!
If you would like to see the revisions done to a Google Drive app, you can do that very easily by viewing the revision history. You can even revert back to an old copy, if you like!
Click on File > See Revision History
A window will open to the right of your document.
Each person has their own color. The blue is one person, green is one person, orange is one person, and purple is another. You can see that there are multiple orange dots, that is all the same person and the changes they have made.
When you click on that revision history, the box turns grey, as shown in the first box above. Then any changes that person made during that revision, will come up in that color on the document, as shown below.
Everything else goes to gray scale, while the revision is in the color of the person that made it.
This can be helpful in seeing if a student took your revision suggestions and made them. You can see if someone peer edited a little too much (or wrote the paper for someone else), the time it was worked on last, and probably more!
Again, a useful tool for teachers, seeing revision history of a Drive app. This applies to Presentation, Drawing, Spreadsheets, and Docs. It may also apply to other apps, too.
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