The new option is available when you make a copy of a Google Doc. With this update you are now able to also copy any comments that are in the document. This is a great feature for you as an individual to keep comments in the copies you make. However, this can also be a creative way to provide additional resources, links, and assistance to your students in their projects.
Instead of just getting a copy of a worksheet, HyperDoc, study guide, or other document, students can also have comments pre-loaded into their copy of the document. These comments can provide them with:
- Additional directions
- Hyperlinks to resources
- Voice recordings from the teacher
- A checklist of items for the student to resolve
- And more
See below for details on the URL trick you can use to force a copy of a document with the comments included, as well as several examples of how this could benefit students.
Note: If you do not have the "copy comment" feature yet, it is still rolling out to some users. According to Google, full rollout should be complete by November 29th.