Overview

This course is comprised of eight lessons, each detailing the different skills of the Google Doc function it covers. Each lesson includes instructional materials and activities.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will have the foundational skills to accurately navigate Google Docs for your educational, professional, and personal needs.

You will:

  • Open, navigate, and perform basic commands in Google Docs, including saving,
    revising, printing, and uploading documents.
  • Format characters, text, and paragraphs.
  • Execute repetitive commands efficiently.

Audience

This course is designed for those who want to learn the basic functionality and navigation of Google Docs. This includes skills such as creating, editing, and formatting documents. In
addition, inserting simple tables, creating lists, and improving the appearance and accuracy of the document context will be covered.

Prerequisites

To be successful in this course, you should bring your preexisting, basic computer skills, such as: controlling the mouse/trackpad, typing text, and opening/navigating a web browser. No prior
knowledge of Google Docs is necessary.

Outline

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Google Docs

Topic A: Navigate in Google Docs
Topic B: Create and Save Google Docs
Topic C: Manage Your Workspace
Topic D: Edit Documents
Topic E: Preview and Print Documents
Topic F: Upload Existing Documents

Lesson 2: Formatting Text and Paragraphs

Topic A: Apply Character Formatting
Topic B: Control Paragraph Layout
Topic C: Align Text Using Tabs
Topic D: Display Text in Bulleted or Numbered Lists
Topic E: Apply Borders and Shading

Lesson 3: Working More Efficiently

Topic A: Make Repetitive Edits
Topic B: Apply Repetitive Formatting
Topic C: Paragraph Styles

Lesson 4: Managing Lists

Topic A: Format a List
Topic B: Custom Bullets and Numbers

Lesson 5: Adding Tables

Topic A: Adding a Table
Topic B: Modify a Table
Topic C: Format a Table

Lesson 6: Inserting Graphic Objects

Topic A: Insert Symbols and Special Characters
Topic B: Add Images to a Document

Lesson 7: Controlling Page Appearance

Topic A: Apply a Page Border and Color
Topic B: Add Headers and Footers
Topic C: Control Page Layout
Topic D: Add a Watermark

Lesson 8: Preparing to Publish a Document

Topic A: Check Spelling and Word Count
Topic B: Use Research Tools
Topic C: Check Accessibility
Topic D: Save a Document to Other Formats