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Google Docs and Google Drive Fundamentals

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Google Docs and Google Drive Fundamentals


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Course Description



Today’s workplace is ever changing. With more people working from various locations and different time zones, collaboration needs to be flexible and on-demand. Google Drive and its office productivity applications support both real-time and asynchronous collaboration. In this course, you will learn the capability of Google Drive and its productivity applications and work within the Google Apps environment.

Course Objectives:

In this course, you will use your knowledge of productivity tools to work productively in the cloud-based Google Apps environment.

You will:

  • Navigate in the Google Apps environment.

  • Store documents by using Google Drive.

  • Collaborate with Google Docs, Slides, and Drawings.

  • Collaborate with Google Sheets and Forms.

  • Communicate using Google Hangouts.

  • Manage schedules by using Google Calendar.

  • Collaborate by using Google Sites.


Target Student:

This course is designed for business users, educators, students, and knowledge workers in a variety of roles and fields who have a basic knowledge of office-productivity applications and who want to be able to use Google Apps to create, manage, store, and share various types of files for personal or professional use.

This course is also designed for IT professionals who need familiarity with the Google Apps end-user environment to be effective as Google Cloud Services systems administrators or solutions developers in their organizations.


Course Content


Lesson 1: Getting Started

Topic A: Navigate Google Apps

Topic B: Communicate Using Gmail


Lesson 2: Storing Documents Using Google Drive

Topic A: Add Folders and Files

Topic B: Manage Folders and Files


Lesson 3: Collaborating Using Google Docs, Slides, and Drawings

Topic A: Collaborate Using Google Docs

Topic B: Collaborate Using Google Slides

Topic C: Collaborate Using Google Drawings


Lesson 4: Collaborating Using Google Sheets and Forms

Topic A: Collaborate Using Google Sheets

Topic B: Collaborate Using Google Forms


Lesson 5: Communicating Using Google Hangouts

Topic A: Communicate Using Hangout Conversations

Topic B: Communicate Using Hangout Video Calls


Lesson 6: Managing Schedules Using Google Calendar

Topic A: Create Events

Topic B: Customize Your Calendar

Topic C: Create an Additional Calendar

Topic D: Manage Tasks


Lesson 7: Collaborating Using Google Sites

Topic A: Create a Google Site

Topic B: Edit a Google Site

Topic C: Manage a Google Site


Appendix A: Configuring Account Settings and Maintaining Security