Google Docs and Slides are two incredibly powerful office apps that Google provides for free!
This course will show you how to use Google Docs to write, edit, and collaborate on documents from anywhere. Easily format and text and paragraphs with smart editing and styling tools. Hundreds of fonts and images are available to spice up your document for free.
Learn how to quickly and easily create beautiful and impactful presentations with Google Slides. You'll see how to use themes to instantly spice up your presentation, then add images, videos and animation to take it to the next level.
Get started now and learn how to use both of these amazing tools to become a shining star in your office or classroom!
A short introduction to the Google Docs section from Joe Buchmann.
Google Docs is an online word processor that lets you create and format text documents and collaborate with other people in real time.
Here are a few things you can do with Google Docs:
In this lesson we'll learn how to create Docs and get them all set up the way we want.
Here's what we'll cover:
With Google Docs, you can collaborate with a lot of people at the same time. This can save a lot of time without having to send files back and forth, taking turns editing. You can also see and access historical revisions all the way back to the document's creation. This eliminates any fear of accidental changes or overwriting.
In this section we'll cover:
In this section we will dive into how to edit and format documents.
The things we'll cover include:
Commenting can be a powerful tool for collaboration. In this section we'll talk about what comments are used for, and how to apply them.
We'll talk about:
This a short lesson that covers printing and downloading documents.
Columns and tables are the same thing in Google Docs. We'll take a look at why this is, as well as how to set up our own columns/tables.
The Insert Menu has a lot of things in it that can enhance our documents visually and functionally.
We'll take a look at:
Google Docs has a few tools to help us get the job done. We'll see what these tools are, as well as how to use them.
We'll talk about:
Now that we know how to create, set up and build our documents, it's time to take a look at some tips and advanced ways to use them.
We'll cover the following things:
A short introduction to the Google Slides section from Joe Buchmann.
Google Slides is an online presentation app that allows you to show off your work in a visual way. It is similar to something like Microsoft Powerpoint.
Here are a few things you can do with Google Slides:
In this lesson we'll go over how to create Slide presentations and get them set up.
We'll cover the following items:
By the end of this lesson you will be able to create or import a presentation, and set it up for your needs.
Now that we know how to start and set up a presentation, it's time to start learning how we can edit the content in it.
In this lesson we'll cover the following:
By the end of this lesson you will have a basic understanding of how the slides work within your presentation.
In this lesson we'll be adding text to you your presentation. We'll how to get it in there, as well as how to manipulate it to how we need it.
We'll cover the following text items:
By the end of this lesson you will understand how text works in Slides, as well as be able to set text up to suit your needs.
In this lesson we'll begin working with objects. We'll find out what kind of objects there are and how we can use them in Slides.
We'll cover the following object related items:
By the end of this lesson you will have an understanding of what objects are, which ones are available, and how to add them into your slides.
Now that we know what kind of objects we can use, and how they work with slides, we'll go a little further with arranging and animating.
In this lesson we'll talk about:
By the end of this lesson you will be able to properly align your objects, as well as add animation to objects and slides.
Google Slides has a few tools to help you get the job done.
In this lesson, we'll take a look at:
Now that we know how to create and build presentations, it's time to find out how we can show them off to people.
In this lesson we'll be covering presentation in the following items:
By the end of this lesson you will be able to show your presentation any way that suits your needs.
In this lesson we take a look at how to find and apply templates to Google Slides. We'll also learn how to edit a master template and share a personal template for others to use.
I have been in the world of design, digital media, and marketing for many years now. Throughout this time, I've honed my skills and become very passionate about what I do. I have taught many things over the years on an individual basis, or in small groups. Becoming an instructor online opens the door for me to be able to share my skills with a much larger group of people.
I believe in giving people the best experience possible. This applies not only to the businesses I have worked for, but also in teaching. To do that, I rely on feedback from you, the student. I love to hear what people think about the things I teach, and suggestions on how I can do it better. So feel free to leave comments, or reach out to me and let me know your thoughts or questions.
Here's some of the boring stuff about my history:
Starting at a young age, I dabbled in digital art and created very complex images with the Paintbrush program on Windows. Yes...pixel by pixel. This was well before I knew that Photoshop existed. Even at that time, though, Photoshop was in it's infancy. Over time, I discovered new and exciting ways to express digital creativity. This included 3D modelling and video production. When I was 22, I chose to pursue a college education and further expand my skills.
I obtained an AA in Multimedia, and BA in Video Game Design and Production. I did a bit of freelancing in various multimedia areas. This included producing 3D models and graphics for companies, designing video game characters, designing and building websites, designing logos and business identity, and various other opportunities.
In my career, I've been a Software Interface Designer, Sr. Web Designer, Marketing Manager, Website Supervisor, and most recently CX Manager. Not only have I expanded my creative knowledge, but I am a bit of a tech junkie as well. I love using new technology and digital tools to improve productivity and efficiency. That sounds nerdy, but hey...that's me!
A bit of personal stuff:
Originally from Washington state, I now live in Northern California with my wife and four kids. I've been here for over a decade, and am thinking of ways to migrate back towards home. Online teaching is my first step in making that happen. Feel free to ask me if there's anything you would like to know more about.
Thank you for your interest in my courses. Happy learning!