With Google Docs, your documents are stored in the cloud, and you can access them from any computer or device. You create and edit documents right in your web browser; no special software is required. Even better, multiple people can work at the same time, you can see people’s changes as they make them, and every change is saved automatically.
This course is part of the Getting started with Google Workspace Specialization
About this Course
What you will learn
Create, style, format and organize documents using Google Docs.
Share and collaborate securely using Google Docs.
Manage versions, comments, and ownership in Google Docs.
Describe the tools and options available in Google Docs.
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
This module covers the agenda. It also introduces students to On the Rise and the course business challenge.
Introduction to Google Docs
Many of us have worked with word processing tools. In this module we will discuss how Google Docs documents are created and how Google Docs works across other file formats, allowing you to edit and save revisions seamlessly and collaboratively.
Compose a Google Doc
After you create a document, you will want to format and add styles so the document meets your needs. In this module we will show you how you can format and name your document and then print it or move it to where you and your team can collaboratively access it.
Enhance your Google Docs
In this module you’ll learn how to make the document even more functional by creating a table of contents, adding headers and footers, and inserting links and bookmarks.
Share your Google Docs
In this module we’ll explore how to share a document with the appropriate permissions, manage versions of the document and, if necessary, transfer its ownership. And while there are many reasons to keep the document in the cloud, we’ll discuss the options available to download your document.
Collaborate with Google Docs
In this module we’ll discuss how to use comments effectively to support the development of a document. You’ll learn how to add comments to a document, assign someone to an action item, resolve a comment, and view the comment history. You’ll also learn how Google Docs comments integrate with Gmail.
Google Docs tools
In this module, we’ll take some time to understand how you can set your preferences to increase your productivity and explore how to use tools such as Google Explore and dictionaries to add value to your content. You will learn how to translate content and to ensure the document is accessible to your audience. You will also learn how to compare documents to quickly identify differences.
In this module, you will put everything you have learned into practice by helping our fictional Google Workspace customer solve their business challenge.
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About the Getting started with Google Workspace Specialization
This training equips students with the skills they need to become productive with Google Workspace. By the end of this Specialization, the student will be proficient in the use of the core Google Workspace applications: Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, Google Meet and Google Chat.
They will learn how to manage mail and schedules effectively; create, manage and share content in Google Drive, and become more productive through the use of the collaboration features that are an integral and defining part of Google Workspace. It is recommended that students engage with this content using a Chromebook, Windows, or Mac OS computer with Google Chrome installed, plus a managed Google Workspace account.
Frequently Asked Questions
When will I have access to the lectures and assignments?
Access to lectures and assignments depends on your type of enrollment. If you take a course in audit mode, you will be able to see most course materials for free. To access graded assignments and to earn a Certificate, you will need to purchase the Certificate experience, during or after your audit. If you don't see the audit option:
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The course may offer 'Full Course, No Certificate' instead. This option lets you see all course materials, submit required assessments, and get a final grade. This also means that you will not be able to purchase a Certificate experience.
What will I get if I subscribe to this Specialization?
When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.
Is financial aid available?
Yes. In select learning programs, you can apply for financial aid or a scholarship if you can’t afford the enrollment fee. If fin aid or scholarship is available for your learning program selection, you’ll find a link to apply on the description page.
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