Have you ever just wanted to have the same file or folder in two or more places in Google Drive? Well you can!
Just hold shift+z while clicking on the folder you want to make a link to. A box will come up saying, "Add to" not "move to".
You then click on the folder you want to add this too. You can link files to multiple folders in the same way.
This is powerful.
For example, you could copy a folder into multiple locations in Google Drive - say a folder for a topic into multiple class folders. When you update the folder with a new item, it will appear in all the folders - same file, not multiple instances of the file.
This will allow you to give access to the files from one folder to multiple classes through Google Classroom, while retaining the ability to place files unique to those classes in their folders. Essentially you can have one master curriculum for a Grade level mapped out, and all linked into the separate classes' folders, then when resources are added to the master folder, all the classroom folders will update automatically.
Remember to make sure the copies for students are read only, unless you want the students to edit the document as part of a task!
I'm passionate about Music, Music Technology, EdTech and Education. I started off my career as a musician and sound engineer then quickly progressed into teaching.