The link works great when sharing with a colleague or friend; however, when you want to share that file in Google Classroom with your class chaos ensues and the dreaded "Ask owner for permission..." and you now went from feeling relaxed with the fun activity, to instant frustration.
Well - I was messaging back and forth last night with Tony Vincent and his suggestion was to take the URL with template/preview and shorten it in a URL shortener - such as Google's https://goo.gl/. Once the shortened URL is created, take that URL and post that exact URL in Google Classroom.
I was working on it last night and had my daughter join my class and it worked.
Embedded below is a GIF followed by a 56 second YouTube tutorial.
Thanks again to Tony Vincent,