Must Know Monday: Saving Those Emails Into Your Drive
This is a simple trick, but it seems to be forgotten easily. In our district, it is necessary to save your important emails because if you do not, then you will lose them in 180 days. Even in my personal Gmail, I save my important emails into Drive (and that account does not delete my emails).
Saving your emails keeps you organized.
Here's some examples of emails teachers save in their Drive:
When you need to find that parent email, you can find it easily in your Drive. When you need to find the directions on how to update your Chromebooks, it is in your Drive. When you need to remember directions to setting up gradebook that only happens at the beginning of the year, then you have the email from last year already saved in your Drive. When a student writes back to you a year later describing how much they learned from your class, then you are going to want to save that email to reference back to on a sad day.
Here's my directions on saving an email into your Drive:
- Open the email you want to save, and click on the print button.
- Change the destination to “Save to Google Drive.”
- Click “Save” to save the email into Drive.
- Go to your Drive, and find the email under “Recent.”
- Right-click on the document you just added to Drive, and click "Rename" and give it a title to find it back easily.
*From this point, you can move the email into a folder.