Google Documents A to Z
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Google Documents A to Z

Learn how to create and manipulate Google Documents.
4.5 (4 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.
264 students enrolled
Created by Randy Thomas
Last updated 9/2013
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Use Templates in Google Documents
  • Adjust margins
  • Move Documents
  • Rename and duplicate documents
  • Share documents
  • Insert and maniuplate tables
  • Format text, styles and lists
  • Add web links
  • Use live peer editing features
  • Use the comments features
  • Embed and manipulate images, both from a local computer and online
  • Use the revision history
  • Creating and manipulating headers and footers
  • Printing and manipulating page margins
  • Translating documents into other languages
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Sharing documents with others
  • Publishing documents to the web
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  • A Google account (either gmail or Google Apps)

Google Documents A to Z is a course designed to help anyone who uses Google Documents, through their Gmail account or a Google Applications domain, become an expert! Although useful for anyone wanting to learn Google Documents, this course focuses on educators by leading the learner through the creation of a lesson plan that uses many of the great tools found within Google Documents. Each step is broken down into individual tools found in Google Documents and Google Drive, and explores them in about 2 hours. If you are new to Google Documents, or if you struggle with it, this is the course for you!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is intended for anyone who uses Google Documents. Experience is not required.
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Curriculum For This Course
27 Lectures
5 Lectures 23:31

This video will show you how you can start a Google Document by using a template provided by other users instead of starting from a blank page.

Preview 03:51

This video will teach you how to start a brand new document within Google Documents and how simple it is to rename documents.

Creating a New Document

This video demonstrates the different ways a user can move documents within Google Drive around, into and out of different folders.

Moving Documents

This video demonstrates how a user can share a document with a wide variety of people and explores the different security and editing levels that can be included when sharing documents.

Sharing Documents

This simple quiz was created to help reinforce the concepts learned in the lessons above.

Check for Understanding - Section 1
5 questions
Building our File
13 Lectures 01:19:17

This video explores the different ways a table can be added to a Google Documents as well as the options for maniuplating tables, including: border width, border color and cell background color.

Adding a Table to a Google document

This Part 1 video explore the basics of maniuplating text, including: font, font size, color and font weight.

Formatting Text in a Google Document - Part 1

This video explore how a user can take advantage of the styles panel by formatting some default font settings within Google Documents.

Formatting Text - Part 2 - Formatting Styles

This video explores how a user can create and manipulate different types of lists within Google Documents, including maniuplating bullet types.

Formatting Text - Part 3 - Formatting Lists

Text and Tables - Check for Understanding
6 questions

This video demonstrates how a user can turn standard text in a Google Document into a web link.

Adding Web Links to a Google Document

This video explores the live peer editing features within Google Documents, including the chat window and the color schema used when multiple people are on a single document.

Live Peer Editing in Google Documents

This video demonstrate how document collaborators can take advantage of the comments feature of Google Documents to improve work.

Using the Comments Feature in Google Documents

Web Links and Collaboration - Check for Understanding
5 questions

This video demonstrates how a user can embed images into a Google Document from a computer, from the web (including Googles Picasa Web) and from Google Draw.

Adding Images to a Google Document

This video demonstrates how a user can add a wide variety of unique characters, including the trademark and copyright symbols, into a Google Document.

Inserting Special Characters into a Google Document

This video explores the variety of ways a user can copy informaiotn within a Google Document and paste it elsewhere. This includes a useful tool called the Web Clipboard which allows a user to copy and "hold on to" multiple documents to be pasted.

Preview 05:30

Images, Characters and the Web Clipboard - Check for Understanding
6 questions

This video explore how the revision history can be used to track document status and progress. We will look at how a Google Document user can take an older version of a document and allow it to become the newest in a single click of a button!

Using the Revision History in Google Documents

The research tools in Google Documents is much more than finding the definition. This video explores all of the things you can do by using the research tool.

Using the Reference Tools in Google Documents

This video explores how a user can add headers and footers within Google Documents. This includes page titles and page numbers.

Page Formatting in Google Documents

History, Reference and Page Formatting - Check for Understanding
5 questions
Working With Our Finished Document
9 Lectures 22:59

Have you ever wanted to share your information with people that speak different languages? This video explores how easy it is to translate your Google Document into a foreign language.

Translating your Document to Different Languages

Printing in Google Documents does a couple of different things, depending on the web browser you are using. This video explores your printing options.

Printing Our Document Using Different Web Browsers

This video will teach you how to email your Google Documents files in a variety of ways, including emailing links and file attachments.

Emailing Our Document as an attachment

Printing, Translating and Emailing - Check for Understanding
5 questions

This video explores how you can download a Google Drive to your local computer and how you can upload files from your computer into Google Drive.

Downloading and Uploading Documents

This video will show you how to find documents within Google Drive by using Googles search feature.

Finding Our Documents Within Google Drive

This video teaches how a user can save their document as a template, allow themselves and others to use this template in the future.

Saving Our Document as a Template

This video teaches how the user can publish and Google Document as a web page allowing that document to be embedded into different web sites in a variety of ways.

Publish Our Document to the Web

This video explores how a user can delete unwanted documents within Google Drive.

Deleting a Document in Google Drive

Final Check for Understanding
5 questions

I hope you have learned a lot about using Google Documents through this course. If you find you need Google Support, please find the link in the materials section of this lecture. If you have any questions, please feel free to use the questions area of this course. Good Luck!

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About the Instructor
Randy Thomas
4.6 Average rating
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430 Students
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Educational Technology Consultant

Randy Thomas is an educational technology consultant who has been helping teachers use technology for 14 years. His specialities include: Google Apps, Flip Classroom, Social Learning, iPad, BYOD and Differentiated Instruction. Outside of the K-12 environment, Randy teaches pre-service teachers to use modern technologies to facilitate teaching and learning.