Upload Whole Folders into Google Docs

Google Docs is increasingly becoming a powerful file management tool with many new ways of uploading. It is very important as you upload more files to use tags and folders (color coding is great) to keep things organized.

  1. Folder Upload lets you upload whole folders to Google Docs.
  2. Optical Character Recognition option for images. This means that the text in your images will become searchable but also editable. So, that old letter your school uses from 10 years a go doesn't have to be retyped. Tip: Always check OCR converted docs. Sometimes text doesn't convert properly.
  3. Drag and Drop Upload using Chrome, Safari, and Firefox on the PC or Mac.

What Happens if I run out of Space?
Of course, Google is selling additional space for $.25 a GB should you run out of your 1GB of free storage that comes with Google Docs. This still isn't as easy as dropbox but for most purposes for my students it is helpful.

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Recommended Uses
Set up folders of commonly used files at school. But remember, once they are there, if you use Google Apps for domains you can turn them into templates that you share with your school. Templates are very useful and keep people from editing the original.

Teach students to keep a copy of their term paper or other important document backed up in a backup folder on Google Docs.

Google Doc Upload Step by Step Instructions

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11 thoughts on “Upload Whole Folders into Google Docs

  1. Glad this post just popped up in my ‘Buzz’. I’ve looked around but can’t find a clear-cut answer. Does Westwood run the free Google Apps for Ed. private domain or are you doing this is your regular version of Google Docs? I’ve looked in both of mine and can only see the option in my regular Google account, NOT Google Apps. for Edu. Of course, this would be really nice to have within the education apps suite. Wonder if this option will be available there, too.

  2. Hey Vicki,

    Thanks so much for sharing this info with other teachers! The team is really excited that educators like you are finding our new features relevant and useful. Please feel free to reach out to me anytime if you have feedback or suggestions about how to make our products even better for your needs.


    Teresa Wu
    Google Docs Community Manager
    @resawu / @googledocs

  3. Thanks Theresa for a great service and for perusing and responding on the
    Internet. It makes me feel very positive to see a company that actually
    notices when someone writes about their product. Love Google docs, we’re
    moving to Google Docs for all students (been using it for some time for
    teachers since I became a GCT and spoke there in Mountainview.)

    Thank you so much for stopping by.

    Vicki A. Davis
    Blog: http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com
    Twitter: @coolcatteacher

  4. Hey Vicki,

    Will you be at ISTE this year? I’m planning on attending on behalf of Docs
    and it would be great to connect in person.


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