Honestly, this post will probably seem irrelevant to many people. However, I need one place that the teachers not returning and seniors can go to in order to get directions on closing their account with our school domain. But many other people may find these steps useful, too!
If you have an Apps for Edu account I have found that I cannot transfer the data to an account that ends in @gmail.com. Am I frustrated by this? Yes. I think it is silly that a senior cannot easily transfer their work to their own account as they go out in the world. I picture resumes they create just being deleted, which stinks. Or that speech I did in high school and was able to reuse with improvements in college...yeah, having your past files can be important!
Best Steps I Have Found
1. Open your @hallsville.org account in one browser. Open your new account in another browser or in an incognito (private) browsing window. You can only sign in to one account in a browser at a time.
2. In the @hallsville.org account, go to your Drive. Make a folder named "Move". Put all files and documents in that ONE folder that you want to save.
3. Share it with your new email - It will pop up a box asking if you really want to share it with someone not in our domain. Yes, you do.
4. Go to the @gmail.com account > Drive > Shared with Me. The folder will be there. Click it and at the top of the screen it will say "Add to My Drive". Click that. It may also be on the top right side with a symbol that looks like the image in the green box below.
5. Go to "My Drive" on the left side. It is there. You are still sharing it, so you are NOT done.
6. Go back to the @hallsville.org account. Go to the folder with all the files in it you just transferred. Right click on it > Share > Advanced (bottom right corner)
7. Change your @gmail.com account from "can edit" to "owner". Now you are done!
Seems like a lot of headache to do this, but I can't help how Google has chosen to do the transfer. I'm sure there may be an easier way, but this is the best I can find at this time!
Fifth grade teacher in a 1:1 iPad classroom, sharing my journey with technology in the classroom