One of the least-known features of Google Docs, Sheets and Slides is the ability to set up an alert for a shared document. Schools can find this very useful for shared policy files and also shared data in spreadsheets.
The process to set up notifications is very straightforward:
1. On your browser, open a spreadsheet, doc or slide in Google.
2. At the top, click Tools then Notification rules.
3. In the window that appears, select “when” you want to receive notifications. Notify you when: …
and select “how often” you want to receive notifications. Notify you with: …
4. Click Save.
The next time someone changes a file you are sharing get notified!