Getting Started with Google Drive
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Getting Started with Google Drive

Google Drive is a perfect tool for anyone looking to store, share, edit, and create documents online.
4.4 (50 ratings)
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555 students enrolled
Created by Chris Wilkey
Last updated 3/2014
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What Will I Learn?
  • Set up your Google Drive account
  • Learn how to create and upload documents
  • Learn how to share your documents with anyone
  • Learn about the additional features Google Drive provides
  • Edit and work on documents in groups
  • Learn about forms and spreadsheets
  • Learn to track edits and revisions
  • Learn how to access your documents offline
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  • A willingness to learn

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.

Who is the target audience?
  • People who use Microsoft Office
  • People who use Open Office
  • Team Leaders
  • Organization Leaders
  • Sales Executives
  • People who want to share documents
  • People who are always on the go
  • People with a home office
  • Small business owners
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Curriculum For This Course
Course Introduction
1 Lecture 02:51

Find out what we are going to cover in the course!

Preview 02:51
The Basics of Google Drive
3 Lectures 05:59

Before we dive into Google Drive, I want to do a brief overview of what it looks like and what it can do.

Preview 01:46

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.

Preview 01:50

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.

Preview 02:23

Basics Quiz
5 questions
Document Basics
8 Lectures 20:19

To get started, we need to know what kind of documents we can create.

Document Types

Document Type Quiz
5 questions

It may seem basic, but I want to make sure you know how to create a document.

Creating a Document

The first thing we do after creating a document is name it.

Naming a Document

This video is designed to help you understand how you can upload documents to Google Drive.

Uploading a Document

This is one of the awesome features of Google Drive. The ability to share documents seamlessly.

Preview 04:43

Having trouble finding documents that were shared with you? Here is where you can find them.

Finding Shared Documents

We know how to upload documents, now it is time to learn how to download or export them.

Exporting a Document

If you already have a document and would like to make a copy, this video shows you how to do just that.

Making a Copy of a Document

Documents Basics Quiz
5 questions
Google Drive Features
10 Lectures 26:26

Google Drive integrates right into your desktop. This video walks you through the steps to make it happen!

Preview 04:32

This is an easy trick to allow you to easily convert documents upon upload.

Convert on Upload

This is a feature that is only avalible for users of Google Chrome.

Uploading Entire Folders

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.

Preview 02:41

This is an awesome way to communicate within Google Drive.

In-Document Chat

Do you want to see what others are working on? This will show you how.

Activity Feed

Track who did what and even revert to old copies using this feature!

Revision History

A nifty way to save time and easily collect responses

Spreadsheet and Forms

This is just one of many reasons I suggest using Gmail in conjunction with Google Drive.

Email Integration

An added feature that I love!

Hello Sign

Features Review
5 questions
Class Summary and Next Steps
1 Lecture 02:53

Just a few basics suggestions of what you should do once you finish this course!

Class Summary and Next Steps
About the Instructor
Chris Wilkey
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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.