On February 15, 2017, the old Google Drive Template Gallery will be shut down by Google. Like most elements of G Suite (formerly known as Google Apps for Education), Maine 207 has used the Google Drive Template Gallery fairly extensively over many years. While Google is ending this collection location for organization-wide templates, Google has replaced it with specific Template Galleries for each of the major “apps” within G Suite – Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms.

Each of these new Template Galleries has very useful tools that can be modified for creative use in the classroom to best support student learning.

The Template Gallery can be accessed via the homepage for each of these Google Drive apps, such as:

When you navigate to any of these URLs, you will see certain templates that are featured across the top of the site as well as a link above those templates on the right side that says, “Template Gallery,” as pictured below. Clicking on that will take you to the additional templates that have been uploaded.

Template Gallery Link

 

When there are no templates, those can be uploaded to the Template Gallery via the “Submit Template” button as pictured below.

Submit Template Button

 

Any existing templates that have been in use in the Drive Template Gallery and are still in use today will need to be uploaded via this method by clicking on the “Submit Template” button.