Google Drive and its office productivity applications (now part of Google G Suite) support both real-time and asynchronous collaboration. In this course, you will learn the capability of Google Drive and its productivity applications and work within the Google Apps environment. (Note that while Google is now using G Suite to refer to this group of apps and tools, this branding change has not directly affected course content.)
In this course, you will use your knowledge of productivity tools to work productively in the cloud-based Google Apps environment.
- Navigate in the Google Apps environment.
- Store documents by using Google Drive.
- Collaborate with Google Docs, Slides, and Drawings.
- Collaborate with Google Sheets and Forms.
- Communicate using Google Hangouts.
- Manage schedules by using Google Calendar.
- Collaborate by using Google Sites.
This course is designed for business users, educators, students, and knowledge workers in a variety of roles and fields who have a basic knowledge of office-productivity applications and who want to be able to use Google Apps to create, manage, store, and share various types of files for personal or professional use.
This course is also designed for IT professionals who need familiarity with the Google Apps end-user environment to be effective as Google Cloud Services systems administrators or solutions developers in their organizations.
To ensure your success in this course, you should have end-user level skills with Microsoft Windows and any standard web browser, as well as with standard office productivity applications such as the Microsoft Office 2013 suite. To obtain this level of skills and knowledge, you can take a Training to YOU course such as:
- Using Microsoft® Windows® 8.1
- Microsoft® Windows® 8.1: Transition from Windows® 7
And, you can take any or all of the courses in the Microsoft Office 2013 curriculum, such as:
Lesson 1: Getting Started
Topic A: Navigate Google Apps
Topic B: Communicate Using Gmail
Lesson 2: Storing Documents Using Google Drive
Topic A: Add Folders and Files
Topic B: Manage Folders and Files
Lesson 3: Collaborating Using Google Docs, Slides, and Drawings
Topic A: Collaborate Using Google Docs
Topic B: Collaborate Using Google Slides
Topic C: Collaborate Using Google Drawings
Lesson 4: Collaborating Using Google Sheets and Forms
Topic A: Collaborate Using Google Sheets
Topic B: Collaborate Using Google Forms
Lesson 5: Communicating Using Google Hangouts
Topic A: Communicate Using Hangout Conversations
Topic B: Communicate Using Hangout Video Calls
Lesson 6: Managing Schedules Using Google Calendar
Topic A: Create Events
Topic B: Customize Your Calendar
Topic C: Create an Additional Calendar
Topic D: Manage Tasks
Lesson 7: Collaborating Using Google Sites
Topic A: Create a Google Site
Topic B: Edit a Google Site
Topic C: Manage a Google Site
Appendix A: Configuring Account Settings and Maintaining Security