Getting Started with Gmail, Google Drive, Docs and Calendar
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Getting Started with Gmail, Google Drive, Docs and Calendar

"A great introduction to four of Googles most popular tools - Gmail, Google Drive, Google Docs and Google Calendar"
4.4 (401 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
9,910 students enrolled
Created by Guy Swinburne
Last updated 6/2015
English [Auto-generated]
Price: Free
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • At the end of the course you will have a sound understanding of the basics of Gmail, Google Drive, Google Docs and Google Calendar
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  • The only requirement is that students want to learn to get organised online. Specifically by using these great Google Tools.

This course is an introduction to four of Googles most popular tools, namely Gmail, Google Drive, Google Docs and Google Calendar. Designed especially for beginers, it will help you to organise your online life.

Almost everyone uses email these days, so why not start as you mean to go on, and get organised?!

And, what's more, you don't have to be in business to use Google Drive and Google Docs.

We all have documents that need storing. They could be photos, videos, or even important paperwork. Safe storage is essential. So why not use Googles cloud to look after them? It's free!

As for Google Calendar.....we all need a diary to run an efficient life.

You will find 25 easy to follow videos inside. The majority of these are only a few minutes, so they are easy to digest. You can quickly go over them again if you "don't get it".

And you've got my personal contact details, so feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Take this course and learn the basics of these "must have" Googe Tools.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course has been designed for students who have little or no knowledge of Gmail, Google Drive, Google Docs and Google Calendar. It goes back to basics. So if you're above that level, this course isn't for you! I will be bringing out courses for the more advanced marketer covering a range of subjects.
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Curriculum For This Course
27 Lectures
Course Introduction
2 Lectures 04:12

I'm delighted to have you on board! This video is just a quick introduction and one or two suggestions while you learn.

Introduction and Welcome!

You'll be pleased that you don't need anything more than what you already have!

Hardware, Software and Mindset. What you need and what you don't.
Setting up your Google Account
1 Lecture 03:19

This is a basic video to get you going. To make use of all of Googles wonderful tools you need to have a Google account. If you already have one you might want to skip this video.

How to create your Gmail/Google account
Getting the most out of your Gmail account
11 Lectures 47:57

When you first log into your Gmail account, there is no need to feel daunted. In this lecture I walk you through the basics of the Gmail Interface. In less than 10 minutes you will know your way around and feel comfortable when logged in.

A Walk Through The Gmail Interface

One of the longer videos in this course. I will walk you through the basic settings, so that you you will be able to find your way around your Google Account.

General Gmail Settings

This is one of my favorite videos because in this video you will find out how to get your account looking just the way you want it. Keep an eye out here for different 'themes'!

How to customize Your Gmail Interface

One of the easier lessons but an essential one!!!!

How To Compose, Send and Receive Emails

Again, not a difficult lesson. But it pays dividends to get your contacts sorted out. Saving your contacts is easy. Putting them into appropriate groups can save you a lot of time if you need to include the same people in lots of emails.

Understanding Gmail Contacts and Groups

Gmail filters allows you organise your emails before they even hit your inbox. Talk about time saving! You'll be suprised how easy this is.

How to Set up Gmail Filters

This is a cool little video. Lots of people have several gmail accounts. It's quite possible that you will want the same filters in each email account. Watch what I do in this video, and it will save you having to set up each email filter individually. A great time saver!

How to Export and Import Gmail filters

This allows you to apply labels to each email that comes in. It helps you store and find any emails easily.

How to Use Gmail Labels

A great way of keeping different groups of emails together. Another great time saver!!!

How to Use Gmail Tabs

This tells you what Gmail Labs are about. Not many people know about this, and even fewer use it!

What are Gmail Labs?

This lesson is probably aimed more at those people who are in business and receive and send lots of emails. Its a watered down version of Google Analytics. It lets you analyse everything you want about your emails!! For the enthusiasts!!!!

Gmail Analytics and How to Use it
Setting up and Using Google Drive
7 Lectures 21:16

The first video in your Google Drive series. Downloading is quick and simple so I added 'backing up files' to this video. When you back up a file onto Google Drive it is perfectly safe and can't be stolen or hacked. Backing files up onto your hard drive is no longer safe.

Downloading Google Drive and Backing Up Files

In this video I show you around the Google Drive interface. You'll quickly be able to find your way around G Drive.The chances are that you won't use everything here, but it will do you no harm to know where things are!

A Walk Through the Google Drive Interface

There are one or two ways to find Google Drive on your Desktop. Watch this and choose your favorite way to find it!

How to Locate Google Drive on your Desktop

From time to time you will need to upload a file from your local computer to Google Drive. It might be a word doc or it could be a photo. It's a simple process to follow, and its the first part of sharing files. Or it might be that you are just putting it there for safe keeping!

Uploading a File to Google Drive

Sharing files is probably what Google Drive is most used for. It is a fantastic free service that will saved you lots of time and money. Sharing files online is the way forward!

Sharing a File on Google Drive

This video is not going to appeal to everyone. If you so wish you can use G Drive as a Webserver. Ok, you're not going to host your whole website this way, but its a pretty cool tool to have. You don't need to be a 'techie' to follow this!

How to Use Google Drive as a Webserver

Maybe this video should have been at the start of this section! Here I show you how easy it is to navigate between Gmail, Google Drive and Google Docs. Easy to follow!

Moving Between Gmail, Google Drive and Google Docs
How to use Google Docs
5 Lectures 27:37

Quickly find your way around the Google Docs interface. Not difficult to follow. Once you know where 'things are', you can move around easily and hassle free!

A Quick Walk Through The Google Docs Interface

At just under 20 minutes this is easily the longest video in this course! Its a thorough video and when you've watched it, you will know how to create and edit a Google Doc at ease!

Creating and Editing Google Docs

The title is self explanatory, but knowing how to open a word doc in Google Docs is definitely something you need to know.

How To Use Google Docs to Open a Word Doc

Google Sheets is what you are probably used to calling a spreadsheet. Find out how to work a 'spreasheet' in Google Docs.

Finding, Opening and Saving Google Sheets

Editing a pdf is something that you might have thought to be difficult. Find out how you can do this with ease within Google Docs.

How to Edit a pdf in Google Docs
How to use Google Calendar
1 Lecture 05:28

There is only one video here on Google Calendar. However, in five minutes we cover the main points and what I use myself. This is a great free tool, and I strongly recommend using it!

How to Use Google Calendars
About the Instructor
Guy Swinburne
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The Internet Marketing Tutor

I have made my living online,working from the comfort of my own home, for several years now. The financial rewards are wonderful. Not to mention the time I can now spend with my family, something you can't put a value on.

It wasn't always plain sailing though. Please take a moment to read my brief history below, and see how YOU also can become financially independent and live the life you've always dreamed about.

I have no fancy letters after my name but I know what I'm talking about.

I have spent virtually my whole adult life running small offline businesses. Most of these I'm pleased to say were successful, but they all had learning curves, some of them very steep!

There was a car auction turning over £25 million with 45 employees, an 18 hole golf course and driving range with 30+ employees, car retail with 3 sites, some property development, a web development company. The list goes on. I truly have had a go!

But this much I can tell you. No matter how successful your offline business is, there are always headaches that go with it. Always.

Running two businesses at the same time with about 40 staff in each brings problems every day.

I always dreamed of running a business with little, or no, overheads.

Then about five years ago, I discovered the wonderful world of Internet Marketing.

Now, if anyone tells you it's an easy path, don't believe them! However, it can be, With the right help and mentor. AND THERE LIES THE SECRET.

When I started I had no one to show me the ropes, to hold my hand. There were many times I nearly threw the towel in.

Fortunately I persevered. And as I told you before, I now make my full time living online.

My BIG BREAK came when I decided to invest in my future. To buy courses and learn from them. That shift in mindset saved my Internet Marketing career. If you don't do the same, your chances of success are greatly reduced.

So, a few years ago, The Internet Marketing Tutor was born. I'd been doing well online for a while and decided that it was time to 'give something back'.

Any mentor will tell you to get the basics right. You can't build a house on sand.

If you're anything like I was (and still am!), you'll want to make money today! You can't wait! Of course this is natural, and quite understandable.

So what am I saying?

Learn to walk before you run. Do that and you'll soon be running. Fast.

In my courses I cover the basics to start.

But I also have some super courses on Making Money Online.

Please take my advice and learn the basics first. Some of these are free. However, be prepared to invest in your future.

I'm here to help you, don't forget that.

Get your mindset right, learn what you're being taught, and before you know it you'll have left your nine to five!

Assuming that what you want!!

Good luck.