This article about collaboration applications for Google from MakeUseOf.com begins with designing floor plans with collaboration – an application you might not use too often. However, the remaining applications are great resources for teams, committees, ad-hoc groups and are excellent for virtual collaboration: graphics, video, project management for teams, business plans, and (Ta-Da!) Collect Group Info with Forms. Forms is an excellent way to “take a pulse” from your students at any time during the course.
Remember that at this time Coastline is piloting Google Apps for Educators for the District so you are able to have a separate gmail and Drive account through this initiative. Using this benefit, you will have tremendous storage too, so it is a good way to keep Google applications in one place without using your personal Google account.