An introduction for the BCT teachers
November 26, 2010
McGill Faculty Club
2. What is it?
A web environment to create, share, and edit
your work online
Upload your files from your desktop: It's easy to
get started and it's free!
Word documents, Presentations, Drawings,
Access anywhere: Edit and view your docs from
any computer or smart phone
Share your work: Real-time collaboration means
work gets done more quickly
3. Why use it?
Introducing a new Google Docs
When creating a document together, or sharing
it with colleagues (lesson plans, project
activities, assessment rubrics, etc)
It is faster and more convenient than passing
around a document
All invited colleagues may update the document
4. Creating a document
Go to http://docs.google.com
Sign in with your Google account
Select from the options:
Upload (an existing document)
Select conversion options: Only converted files
can be edited online.
Convert documents to the corresponding Google
Convert text from PDF or image files to Google Docs
5. Sharing a document: Sharing settings
Public on the web: Anyone on the Internet can find
and access. No sign-in required.
Anyone with the link: Anyone who has the link can
access. No sign-in required.
Private: Only people explicitly granted permission
can access. Sign-in required.
Allow anyone to edit (no sign-in required)
6. Other options
File > See revision history
You can keep track of changes (and of the person
who made them), and even revert to an older version.
Browse templates gallery
You can pick one of the templates in the gallery. Each
template has standard text that you can replace with
your own, and preset formatting that you can reuse.
7. Hands-on Activity
Get together in groups of three
One person creates a new “Document” and
Each member of the group edit the document
Take your notes from the previous activity:
The planning of collaborative projects