Are you constantly sending Word documents to coworkers? Do you lose track of where your documents are and who has made the last edits? Do want to be able to access your files anywhere, at any time? If so, this class is for you.
Google Drive is a free tool that is provided by Google that allows user to create, share, edit, revise, and store all kinds of documents. This course is designed to teach you the basics of Google Drive and how you can use it to simplify your life.
This course will walk you through account setup, basic document creation, tools, and everything else you need to get started on Google Drive.
Before we dive into Google Drive, I want to do a brief overview of what it looks like and what it can do.
We are going to have to have a Google account before we can access Google Drive. This video shows you how to do just that.
This is the last of the real basics. We need to make sure that we can get to Google Drive in order to use it.
To get started, we need to know what kind of documents we can create.
It may seem basic, but I want to make sure you know how to create a document.
The first thing we do after creating a document is name it.
This video is designed to help you understand how you can upload documents to Google Drive.
This is one of the awesome features of Google Drive. The ability to share documents seamlessly.
Having trouble finding documents that were shared with you? Here is where you can find them.
We know how to upload documents, now it is time to learn how to download or export them.
If you already have a document and would like to make a copy, this video shows you how to do just that.
Google Drive integrates right into your desktop. This video walks you through the steps to make it happen!
This is an easy trick to allow you to easily convert documents upon upload.
This is a feature that is only avalible for users of Google Chrome.
This is one of the coolest features of Google Drive. It gives you the ability to work on documents without being in the same place at the same time.
This is an awesome way to communicate within Google Drive.
Do you want to see what others are working on? This will show you how.
Track who did what and even revert to old copies using this feature!
A nifty way to save time and easily collect responses
This is just one of many reasons I suggest using Gmail in conjunction with Google Drive.
An added feature that I love!
Just a few basics suggestions of what you should do once you finish this course!
Chris Wilkey is the founder and CEO of Hosskey Consulting; a social/digital media consulting agency. Over the past five years, Chris has worked for companies such as RE/MAX, Apple, Barnes & Noble, and the Indianapolis American Marketing Association (Indy AMA) and has helped them create communities online. Chris now serves on the board of the Indy AMA and also runs a DJ company on the weekends. He is a serial entrepreneur who has a passion for helping small businesses succeed.