Something New For
I've been waiting all summer for Google Classroom, I did get access to preview. Can't wait to see if it lives up to the hype. In the mean time Docs added a new feature that most teachers will find valuable. Drum roll! New editing permissions. When you share a Doc under the blue share "button" you will see a drop down menu labeled with a pencil icon and a pencil and the word "Editing" with a down arrow. Click the arrow and you will see the drop down menu show at the right of the page. So what does it mean?
Editing allows the document to be edited by shared users
Suggesting is new, but different than comments. It reminds me of review in MSWord. (See Screenshop below)
Viewing allows the document to be seen by others and they can only make comments.
The ability to leave comments is still available to Docs users.
Suggestions will be different colors for different users.
Read more about Docs updates:
PC World: Google Docs Updates
Free Technology for Teachers: Updated Google Features