Revision History

Revision History

Built for teachers - show students' history of edits in a Google Doc

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What is Revision History?
Revision History is a Chrome Extension for teachers to track students' writing progression in Google Docs. It reveals numbers of edits, writing duration, copy/pasted text snippets, and offers a replay feature. The extension also supports documents from Google Classroom and ensures the authentic input of students.
Users: 30,000+
Rating: 3.81 (32)
Version: 1.1.2 (Last updated: 2024-03-29)
Creation date: 2023-08-09
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
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Size: 471.04K
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Revision History helps teachers see students' process when they write essays in Google Docs. It is meant to help teachers guide their students through revisions as well as to ensure that students are not just copy/pasting text from AI/LLMs/ChatGPT or other sources.

With Revision History, you can see:

  • How many edits students made to their essays
  • How long they spent writing
  • What snippets they copy/pasted
  • Watch a video replaying the document being written (NEW - in beta)

It also works with documents submitted to Google Classroom (as long as they were drafted in Google Docs).

User reviews
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  • Helps with grading assignments
  • User-friendly edit history
  • Enhances teaching and coaching of writing
  • Allows tracking of document creation
  • Privacy concerns
  • Issues with tracking across platforms
  • Buggy for some users
Most mentioned
  • Privacy concerns
  • Works well for teachers
  • Useful for identifying potential plagiarism
Recent reviews
by Alexander Gardella Alexander Gardella, 2024-07-19

This helped me immensely with grading assignments. Being able to see the keystroke history was so incredibly helpful and streamlined the process. Two recommendations: 1. Sometimes it shows students have pasted the same text multiple times over and over again. I saw one student had over 101 pastes of the same text when I know that isn't the case. 2. Extend this to be able to see revision history for more than just google docs. I want to see revision history for google slides as well.
by Erica Evans Erica Evans, 2024-07-02

While I wouldn't rely on this entirely to catch AI and plagiarism, the app excels in its mission of making the edit history (already accessible, if I wanted to waste my entire day to nail a cheater to a wall) incredibly user friendly. That alone will save me a few minutes per paper I grade!
by Tanner Schmidt Tanner Schmidt, 2024-06-15
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Risk impact

Revision History is relatively safe to use as it requires very minimum permissions.

Risk likelihood

Revision History is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this extension.

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