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Google Docs workshop


Google Docs, November 25, 2010 @ McGill Faculty Club

Google Docs, November 25, 2010 @ McGill Faculty Club

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  • 1. GoogleDocs 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, Spreadsheets
    • 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
    • http:// =6_hJ3R8jEZM&feature=channel
    • 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
    • Sign in with your Google account
    • Select from the options:
      • Create New…
      • Upload (an existing document)
    • Select conversion options: Only converted files can be edited online.
      • Convert documents to the corresponding Google Docs formats
      • Convert text from PDF or image files to Google Docs documents.
  • 5. Sharing a document : Sharing settings
    • Visibility options:
      • 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.
    • Edit access:
      • Allow anyone to edit (no sign-in required)
  • 6. Other options
    • File > See revision history
      • Y ou 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 A ctivity
    • Get together in groups of three
    • One person creates a new “Document” and share it
    • Each member of the group edit the document
    • Take your notes from the previous activity:
      • T he planning of collaborative projects