With this article, I finish the trilogy on web apps with Google apps script. In the first article we saw what they were and what we could develop. In the second, we saw the process of creating a specific web app. In this third one, we will see how we can make a web app that has several html pages.
As we said in the second article, only the doGet function can return html. In fact, when the URL of the application is accessed, the doGet function is executed, which is the one that returns the html. This html usually has a button that calls another function that saves data or triggers actions. But what if we want the application to have more than one screen? How do we do it with a single doGet function?
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We will create an application for students to fill in a KPSI (Knowledge and Prior Study Inventory) when they start a unit or project and fill it in again when they finish it. For those of you who are not familiar with the KPSI instrument, it is nothing more than a set of questions about the topic, where students do not have to give the answer, but must indicate whether they know the answer. It serves as a way to be aware of prior knowledge and to make the student aware of the progress he/she has made at the end of the test.
To make it easier to follow, in this folder you can find the final files, both the spreadsheet and the script with the code and the html files.
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I have been using GAS (google apps script) for several years to automate tasks. In fact, those of you who follow the blog will know different plugins I have published for spreadsheets: CoRubrics, CLASS-MON and ImExClass. But, until now, I had rarely used the GAS option to create web applications. Some limitations that they have, had made me not dive much into it.
In this first article, I will only present what these web apps are and what they can be useful for. In a second part, we will see how to create one.
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It has been some time since I last wrote an article that was a bit technical and not at all pedagogical. Today I want to talk about the conditional formatting of Google spreadsheets. Recovering a functionality of my gradebook I have found this casuistry and, if you don’t know it, maybe it can be useful for you.
As most of you know, conditional formatting in spreadsheets, as the name suggests, allows the formatting of a cell to change if certain conditions occur. For example, we can make a cell with a number appear red if it is negative or black if it is positive. What I want to show in this article is how to change the format of a cell based on the values we enter in another cell that is also in another tab of the same spreadsheet (or better said, in another sheet of the same spreadsheet).
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For some time now, when I do trainings, I have been meeting teachers who want to reduce the grades in their subjects, but don’t really know how to do it. Since we opened the No Grades group on Facebook (not yet part of the group? There are already over 400 of us!), I get even more enquiries from teachers who are concerned about the over-reliance of students on grades.
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