Google Docs, Forms, and Labs Mimi Beth Amy Smith- Filar Harris DeCoster Williams January 24, 2012
TECHNICAL STUFF Sometime 1) set up your AUDIO first: video is used file – audio – audio set up wizard - but you can adjust volume here . CHAT: Feel free to offer comments or ask questions. Note icons to show emotion, leave room, raise hand or answer a POLL (green check/red x):View PARTICIPANTS.Icons will appear next to theirname if they are using mic,chatting, etc.
Google DocsQuick poll: A: Google Docs are really new to me B: I’m slightly or somewhat familiar with Google Docs C: I’m comfortable using Google Docs
If someone else withaccess to that document is looking at it, you canclick on “1 other viewer” and chat with them about it. Very handy!
What it’s good for• Google Docs is great for: – Documents you want to access via your email, from anywhere with internet – Sharing documents and collaborating with classmates and coworkers
What it’s not so good for• Not so great for: – Complicated formatting (Recommendation: draft a collaborative paper in GDocs, then do final edit for format in Word)• Dealing with large numbers of documents (for that, come to Dropbox workshop on February 21st at 3 p.m.)
Google FormsQuick poll: A: Google Forms are new to me B: I’m slightly or somewhat familiar with Google Forms C: I’m comfortable using Google Forms
Uses of Forms • RSVPs for workshops • Signups to bring something • Feedback/surveys • Collect/Share data or observations • Collect Desk Statistics • Online pop quiz • Assess student learningDrawbacks - Not good for high end tabulation; other?
Upcoming Workshops• Google for Research: Google Scholar & Advanced Searching Feb 7 @noon• Dropbox in 30 minutes (toolkit tools series) Feb 21 @3:15http://library.uncg.edu/info/distance_education/onlineworkshops.aspx