Take a look at http://www.gclassfolders.com   It will create the folder structure similar to what you need. 

As for documents getting deleted, only the owner can delete a document.  which means if Student A creates and puts a file into a shared folder (They are the owner) and Student B deletes it.   The file will still be in Student A's drive, but just unshared from everyone with access to the folder. 

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On Mon, Oct 7, 2013 at 10:09 AM, Cameron Cross <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Hello all,

We've begun using Google Drive with 4th and 5th graders. They each have their own account in our GAFE domain, but we've been saving work in a Shared Folder.  

I'm worried that documents may get accidentally deleted from these folders, and a quick search indicates that there is no way to recover them.

Short of backing up using a paid Google backup system, is there a way to protect and/or recover deleted documents.

If I switch from using a shared folder, should I use "dropboxes" so that both the student and teacher can have access to the documents as they are worked on?

Thanks for your help,



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