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.


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.


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.


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.


Lesson 1: Managing Lists

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

Lesson 2: Adding Tables

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

Lesson 3: Inserting Graphic Objects

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

Lesson 4: 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 5: 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