Google Spreadsheet Basics: A (Free) Introduction
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Become a master Google Docs user with this course on using Google Spreadsheets. You'll learn:
This course will give you you everything you need to know about Google Spreadsheets.
From the fundamentals, to the most advanced features, after taking this class you will be able to use Spreadsheets like a MASTER. Pretty soon, you'll be using Spreadsheets better than most people can use Excel... and be able to take advantage of the super useful features that only Google Spreadsheets has to offer.
In this course, you will learn all of the following about Google Spreadsheets:
As bonus material, you will also learn two very incredible, and super valuable, skills:
As an additional bonus, you can follow along and complete challenges and quizzes as you learn the material. You will also be shown how to find and download free Spreadsheet templates that will allow you to do all kinds of things.
Another great aspect of this course is that, at the end of this class, you will be given a CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION.
This class is guaranteed to teach you Google Spreadsheets. Once enrolled, you will have access to this course for the rest of your life. You will always be able to come back to this class to review material or to learn new material. Try this course for yourself and see how quickly and easily you too can learn to use Google Spreadsheets.
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|Section 1: Introduction|
Introduction & Why Google Spreadsheets are Awesome
|Section 2: Spreadsheet Basics|
In this lecture, we cover the basics of creating a Google Spreadsheet, naming it, and sharing it with others.
Please, if you are already familiar with Excel, feel free to skip down to the next section on manipulating data. Many of the things covered in this section (formatting data and rows/columns) are done the same way they're done in Excel.
This lecture covers the basics of formatting:
In this lecture, we cover how to freeze rows and columns for easier viewing when scrolling through large amounts of data or a really big spreadsheet.
Conditional formatting is amazing. It allows you to filter out and change the format of only data that meets certain conditions or criteria.
In this lecture, we cover how to use conditional formatting to display only the data you care about, and to gain insight at-a-glance. This is a very useful tool when dealing with large amounts of data.
|Quiz 1||3 questions|
Just like grade school, we'll be using this quiz to test your knowledge of formatting with Google Spreadsheets!
|Section 3: Manipulating Data like a Boss|
In this lecture we cover how to sort data using the filter and sort functionality in Google Spreadsheets.
This lecture covers how to use Google Spreadsheet's filter views. This is a really useful tool to quickly filter what data you see and how it's displayed within your document.
Find and replace is a useful tool to find any data on a spreadsheet. With replace, you can also automatically replace any data (misspellings, grammatical errors, spacing problems) by having Spreadsheets do the searching and replacing for you!
One neat thing about Spreadsheets is the revision history tool. This feature (which Excel doesn't have) allows you to see a history of revisions that have been made on your spreadsheet.
It also allows you to roll back any changes that may have happened accidentally, which means you'll never need to save multiple versions of a document again!
Data Manipulation Quiz!
Learning More about Data Manipulation
|Section 4: Creating Charts and Formulas|
In this video, we cover the essential elements of a formula or function, and show you how to build one.
Every formula follows this setup:
For example, if we wanted to add two cells together, A1 and A2, we would use the following formula: =SUM(A1,A2). Or, we could add the range of the two cells like so: =SUM(A1:A2)
Lastly, we cover absolute vs. relative positioning in this lecture. When writing a formula, if you want the formula to continuously reference a single cell, you can make it an absolute reference using "$" before the column letter and row number. For example, if you wanted a formula to reference a value in cell A1, you'd type $A$1 to make sure your formula always referenced cell A1, regardless of where you copied the formula to.
In this lecture, we cover the kinds of formulas you can use:
The ones we'll be focusing on in this course will be the Array, Google-specific, Logical, Math, Lookup and Text functions. Please leave a comment if there are other functions you'd like me to explore further!
In this section, we cover the most common logic functions:
AND - Returns true if all of the provided arguments are logically true, and false if any of the provided arguments are logically false.
OR - Returns true if any of the provided arguments are logically true, and false if all of the provided arguments are logically false.
IF - Returns one value if a logical expression is `TRUE` and another if it is `FALSE`.
Assignment: Create Your Own Formulas
In this lecture we introduce how to use charts and graphs in Google spreadsheets. If you're proficient at creating charts and graphs in Excel, feel free to skip this section. We'll cover things like Pivot charts in the advanced section of this course.
In this lecture we cover how to create our first chart. Simply go to Insert -> Chart and select from the variety of chart options!
In this lecture, I'll show you how to create all different kinds of charts using Gold medal data from our Olympic dataset.
In this lecture, I show you how to create a scatterplot to identify the relationship between an Olympic athlete's age and the number of medals he or she has won.
Bonus Lecture: Discounted Access to Full-Featured Course
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