Using Google Docs/Drive   February 2013
What is Google       Docs/Drive?Google Docsis essentiallyMicrosoftOffice onlineand availablefor free!
Why Google Docs/Drive?• It’s free!• User friendly – if you know how to use  Microsoft programs then you’re all set.• Saved...
Getting Started           CreateThe home screen will have a list of documentsyou’ve created or ones that have been shared ...
Creating a Document         When you click         on the “Create”         button a list of         option will         ap...
All the features for a Google Document are thesame as in Microsoft Word.Every five seconds Google automaticallysaves, so t...
Sharing a Document• Click on “Share” in  the top right corner.• The “Share Settings”  box will appear.• This will allow yo...
Privacy Settings             Click for more                 options
Comments    • You can leave      comments on the      document similar to      an instant message      chat.    • Click on...
Creating a PresentationReturn to your Drivehomepage (this willlist all thedocuments you’vecreated).Click on “Create”and se...
Very similar to Microsoft PowerPoint. Naming thepresentation, comments, and sharing work the same as                     a...
Creating a Google Form           • A Google Form is             similar to a survey.           • You create the           ...
Change type of  question
Sharing Your Form• Click on  “Send Form”  in the right  corner.• A screen with  options will  appear.
What Others See
What You SeeResponses will appear timestamped in the              spreadsheet.       A live form can be edited.
Editing a Live Form          • Select “Form” in the            toolbar on the top.          • This will allow you to      ...
How do I find things? Everything you own or that has been shared with you will appear listed on  your homepage. There are ...
Creating a Folder• Click “New  Folder” in the  top left.• The following  screen will  appear to  create a new  folder.
Managing Folders        • The new folder          will appear in          your list on          documents and          und...
Resources• http://lisaherzl.wikispaces.com/TritonP  D2013 - all information presented  today is posted.• lherzl@trsd.net• ...
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  1. 1. Using Google Docs/Drive February 2013
  2. 2. What is Google Docs/Drive?Google Docsis essentiallyMicrosoftOffice onlineand availablefor free!
  3. 3. Why Google Docs/Drive?• It’s free!• User friendly – if you know how to use Microsoft programs then you’re all set.• Saved in the cloud and can be accessed from any device with Internet.• Easy to share documents and work together.• Greener than printing and sharing.
  4. 4. Getting Started CreateThe home screen will have a list of documentsyou’ve created or ones that have been shared withyou.To create a document click on the “Create” button inred on the left.
  5. 5. Creating a Document When you click on the “Create” button a list of option will appear. Click on “Document”.
  6. 6. All the features for a Google Document are thesame as in Microsoft Word.Every five seconds Google automaticallysaves, so there is no need to click save (you canunder “File” or by Ctrl+S.
  7. 7. Sharing a Document• Click on “Share” in the top right corner.• The “Share Settings” box will appear.• This will allow you to invite people to see or edit the document, or you can change the privacy settings.
  8. 8. Privacy Settings Click for more options
  9. 9. Comments • You can leave comments on the document similar to an instant message chat. • Click on “Notification Settings” on the right if you want to be emailed every time there is a comment.
  10. 10. Creating a PresentationReturn to your Drivehomepage (this willlist all thedocuments you’vecreated).Click on “Create”and selectpresentation.
  11. 11. Very similar to Microsoft PowerPoint. Naming thepresentation, comments, and sharing work the same as a document.
  12. 12. Creating a Google Form • A Google Form is similar to a survey. • You create the questions and post/embed the form or share the link. • Responses get put into a spreadsheet.
  13. 13. Change type of question
  14. 14. Sharing Your Form• Click on “Send Form” in the right corner.• A screen with options will appear.
  15. 15. What Others See
  16. 16. What You SeeResponses will appear timestamped in the spreadsheet. A live form can be edited.
  17. 17. Editing a Live Form • Select “Form” in the toolbar on the top. • This will allow you to return to the original form and make any edits, or to view the live form as others would see it. • The links and embedded forms will automatically update.
  18. 18. How do I find things? Everything you own or that has been shared with you will appear listed on your homepage. There are variousoptions for sorting on the top right side.
  19. 19. Creating a Folder• Click “New Folder” in the top left.• The following screen will appear to create a new folder.
  20. 20. Managing Folders • The new folder will appear in your list on documents and under “My Drive”. • Items can be dragged and dropped into the folder.
  21. 21. Resources• http://lisaherzl.wikispaces.com/TritonP D2013 - all information presented today is posted.• lherzl@trsd.net• Twitter - @lisa_herzl• Room H127• https://www.google.com/intl/en_US/dr ive/start/index.html - Google site for help using Google Drive (has videos!)

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