google docs basic t.i.m.e.

1. Objective

After completing this module, the professional learner will be able to:

  1. Use Google Docs for creating and formatting word processing documents
  2. Use Google Docs for sharing documents with students or peers
  3. Use Google Docs for collaboration on documents with students and peers
2. Support

We would like you to accomplish the tasks listed below.  If you need support, please consider the following resources:

  1. Watching the video tutorial
  2. Walking through the user guide: click here
  3. Asking a colleague around you for assistance
  4. Asking one of the CBD trainers for assistance
3. Tasks
    1. Log into your Google account and create a new Google doc
    2. Name your Google doc
    3. Type a short bio of yourself in your Google doc.  Be sure to explore the menus and toolbar including different font and formatting options
    4. Share this doc with a peer and grant him/her editing rights
    5. Allow your peer to add to your Google doc; what is one thing you did not know about your peer that is included in his or her bio?

If you finish early, here are extension tasks to try:

  1. Create a new Google doc with a partner and collaborate on the same document at the same time, observe how both users can edit and contribute collaboratively.  If you would like to see the “revision history” of the document, click on File, see revision history.  This allows users to see who made what changes and allows users to revert back to an old revision.
  2. Create a bulleted or numbered list
  3. Insert a picture into your Google doc
  4. Create a table
  5. Download your Google doc as a Word or PDF and save to your desktop