Google Documents A to Z

Learn how to create and manipulate Google Documents.
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  • Lectures 27
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 9/2013 English

Course Description

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!

What are the requirements?

  • A Google account (either gmail or Google Apps)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is intended for anyone who uses Google Documents. Experience is not required.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction
Getting Started

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.


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


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


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.

5 questions

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

Section 2: Building our File

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.


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


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


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

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.


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.


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

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.


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

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!


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.


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

History, Reference and Page Formatting - Check for Understanding
5 questions
Section 3: Working With Our Finished Document

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.


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


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

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.


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


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


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.


This video explores how a user can delete unwanted documents within 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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Instructor Biography

Randy Thomas, 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.

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