How to share Google Docs with Faculty

Posted August 7, 2019 by Academic and Institutional Technology
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How to share Google Docs with Faculty

Did you know that every professor at Wheaton College has a (gmail) account so they can share Google Docs with you?  The faculty and staff email addresses are different than student email addresses ( instead of, but you can still share Google Docs with your professors.  Here’s what you do:

  1. From your Google Doc, go to the upper right-hand corner and click on the blue “Share” button (circled in red.)Google Docs Screenshot 1
  2. Enter your professor’s address. Note the “my” in the middle of the email address below, circled in red.  Also, the pen icon, circled in red, indicates that the person you are sharing with can edit your document.Google Docs Screenshot 2
  3. Another option would be to create a link to share.

Google Docs Screenshot 3

4.  Choose the setting “anyone with the link can edit” and email this link to your professor at See screenshot below with the red arrows pointing to the correct settings.

Google Docs Screenshot 4

Learn more sharing Google Docs here.

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