What is an add-on?
An add-on is a small tool that gives extra features to the main tool you're using. Add-ons are most commonly found in Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets. They can be very useful to simplify complex tasks or to add additional functionality to your document, deck, or spreadsheet.
When you install an add-on, it's granted access to files, information, and data in your account. Sometimes it can even receive unlimited access to all of your data, including private student data. In order to use an add-on, it has to be vetted very closely by cross-functional District experts from DoT, C&I, SpEd, Legal, and District leadership, so due to data privacy requirements, you won't be able to install any unapproved add-ons.
Please note that some add-ons are only approved for staff use. If the add-on is only for staff, you'll see a "Staff only" label next to its description.
Approved add-ons for Google Sheets
- Autocrat: Easily merge data from a spreadsheet into a Google doc or pdf.
- Copy-Down: Automatically copy down formulas on Google form response submissions.
- Doctopus: Automate distribution of assignments to students and track activity. (See also: Google Classroom)
- Event-o-Matic: Merge spreadsheet data into calendar events, set logic conditions, form and time triggers, and sync updates.
- Form Mule: Turn form responses or spreadsheet data into automated personalized emails.
- Quiz Banker: Create student quizzes based on thousands of past New York Regents exam questions.
- Sheet Spider: Create multiple spreadsheets from one master spreadsheet. Retrieve and push data to capture inputs and updates.
Approved add-ons for Google Forms
This page was last updated on March 9, 2022