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Google Drive Essential Training
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Google Drive Essential Training

with Jess Stratton

Video: Welcome

(MUSIC). Welcome to Google Drive Essential Training. My name is Jess Stratton and I'm going to take you through all the elements of Google Drive and Google Docs. In this course, I'll show you how to navigate and upload files to your Google Drive. I'll show you how to organize your files into folders, color code and use stars to organize your files and folders and then, how to search your drive. I'll show you how to work with google documents, create online presentations, add functions and formulas to spreadsheets files, create professional looking flowcharts and even how to create online forms.
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  1. 2m 0s
    1. Welcome
      1m 1s
    2. Important interface updates
      59s
  2. 11m 4s
    1. Understanding Google Drive vs. Google Docs
      1m 54s
    2. Accessing Google Drive with your account
      1m 40s
    3. Navigating the interface
      2m 59s
    4. Understanding Google Drive file types
      4m 31s
  3. 15m 35s
    1. Uploading your existing files and folders
      3m 10s
    2. Converting files to Google Doc format
      4m 2s
    3. Syncing files between a desktop and Google Drive
      4m 9s
    4. Downloading files and folders
      2m 20s
    5. Deleting files and folders
      1m 54s
  4. 17m 31s
    1. Creating folders and subfolders
      3m 9s
    2. Changing the view and sort order
      2m 59s
    3. Color coding, renaming, and deleting folders
      3m 8s
    4. Using stars to group files
      2m 20s
    5. Searching files and folders
      3m 46s
    6. Using the Preview tool to find your files
      2m 9s
  5. 27m 34s
    1. Creating and naming a document
      3m 4s
    2. Navigating the interface
      2m 33s
    3. Formatting text
      3m 16s
    4. Inserting images, headers, footers, and page breaks
      5m 37s
    5. Working with tables
      4m 40s
    6. Working with styles
      4m 9s
    7. Preferences, margins, spelling, and translating
      4m 15s
  6. 28m 35s
    1. Creating a presentation and adding text
      4m 1s
    2. Navigating the interface
      2m 56s
    3. Inserting, deleting, and rearranging slides
      3m 6s
    4. Formatting text and changing layouts
      3m 32s
    5. Changing backgrounds and adding objects
      3m 55s
    6. Adding and formatting images
      2m 58s
    7. Starting the presentation
      3m 44s
    8. Publishing to the web and exporting the presentation
      4m 23s
  7. 25m 34s
    1. Creating and naming a spreadsheet
      2m 40s
    2. Navigating the interface
      3m 2s
    3. Formatting cell data
      4m 30s
    4. Working with rows and columns
      5m 17s
    5. Working with functions and formulas
      5m 18s
    6. Creating charts
      4m 47s
  8. 16m 13s
    1. Introduction to Google Forms
      2m 2s
    2. Creating a form and adding questions
      4m 25s
    3. Collecting form responses
      2m 55s
    4. Viewing and analyzing form results
      3m 49s
    5. Making edits to a form and preventing responses
      3m 2s
  9. 12m 40s
    1. Introduction to Google Drawings
      1m 2s
    2. Creating and naming a drawing
      4m 43s
    3. Creating a flowchart
      3m 57s
    4. Inserting, exporting, and emailing drawings
      2m 58s
  10. 19m 57s
    1. Printing your files
      2m 47s
    2. Sharing files with other Google users
      5m 17s
    3. Working with files that are shared with you
      2m 54s
    4. Saving and working with revisions
      2m 29s
    5. Editing a file simultaneously with another Google user
      1m 41s
    6. Commenting on a file
      4m 49s
  11. 5m 6s
    1. Creating a file from a template
      2m 47s
    2. Creating your own templates
      2m 19s
  12. 5m 11s
    1. Working with settings
      2m 12s
    2. Purchasing more storage space
      2m 59s
  13. 55s
    1. Where to go from here
      55s

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Watch the Online Video Course Google Drive Essential Training
3h 7m Appropriate for all Jun 27, 2013 Updated Sep 23, 2014

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In this course, Jess Stratton teaches the essentials of creating, formatting, and sharing documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and forms with Google Drive. Discover the differences between the Google Docs and the new Google Drive. Then learn how to work with your files—creating, converting, syncing, and deleting—plus tips on organizing and searching Drive. Then it is on to the basics of inserting and formatting images, text, tables, and data inside documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and the Google Forms feature for polling an audience and collecting responses. You'll also learn about creating with Google Drawings, the best ways to collaborate using Google Docs, and how to save time with templates.

Topics include:
  • Accessing Google Drive
  • Uploading existing files
  • Syncing files between your computer and Google Drive
  • Using filters to find files
  • Creating and naming documents
  • Inserting images, headers and footers, and page breaks
  • Creating a presentation
  • Working with spreadsheet functions and formulas
  • Creating forms and collecting responses
  • Building flowcharts
  • Sharing files with other Google users
  • Commenting in a file
  • Creating a file from a template
Subjects:
Business Collaboration Spreadsheets Word Processing Teacher Tools Education Student Tools
Software:
Google Docs Google Apps Google Drive
Author:
Jess Stratton

Welcome

(MUSIC). Welcome to Google Drive Essential Training. My name is Jess Stratton and I'm going to take you through all the elements of Google Drive and Google Docs. In this course, I'll show you how to navigate and upload files to your Google Drive. I'll show you how to organize your files into folders, color code and use stars to organize your files and folders and then, how to search your drive. I'll show you how to work with google documents, create online presentations, add functions and formulas to spreadsheets files, create professional looking flowcharts and even how to create online forms.

I'll show you how you can share your files with other Google users and, work with revisions, so that you can access previous versions of your files. Finally, I'll show you how you can comment your files, and, work simultaneously with someone else in a file. Alright, let's get started.

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Q: This course was updated on 9/23/2014. What changed?
A: We updated the course to reflect the latest changes to Google Drive, including the updated interface, the new Docs editor, enhanced file sharing, and more. We revised 19 movies and also added two new movies summarizing these changes.
 
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