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Welcome to the Google Docs page. Below you will find a series of videos that will assist you in understanding and using Google Docs better. If you have a question regarding Google Docs please feel free to Submit Your Question


                   


Google Drive, the new way to Get to Google Docs

The week of April 23rd, Google began rolling out the much anticipated Google Drive, which makes it even easier to access and share Google Docs and other files from your desktop, notebook, or mobile device. This summer, Google Drive will replace and enhance what you know today as your Google Documents List. The look and feel of Google Docs will change and will be re-branded as Google Drive (see video below). Google Drive is the new way that you will get to your Google Docs.

You can opt-in to Google Drive before it becomes standard for all of APU. To learn more visit Getting Started with Google Drive.

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Introduction to Google Docs

The following video gives you a brief overview of Google Docs. To view printed instructions, please CLICK HERE .

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Collaboration with Google Docs

The powerful thing with Google Docs is the ability to collaborate with others. This video shows the basics of how to share and work with a shared document. For printed instructions, please CLICK HERE .

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Creating a Google Docs Collection

Instead of Folders, Google has Collections. This video demonstrates how to set up and use Google Collections. For printed instructions, please CLICK HERE .

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Sharing a Google Docs/Drive Collection or Folder

When you need to share several documents with a group of people, it is easier to create a collection or folder. This allows you to control who has access in one place rather than individual files. This video demonstrates how to create, share, and add documents to a Google Drive Folder. For printable instructions, please CLICK HERE.

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Copying the Link for a Google Document or PDF

Sometimes it is handy to have the link to a Google Document or PDF to include it in a email or as a link on a website. This page shows you the steps to find and copy the link information

Creating a Voting Form

In Outlook we had the option to request a "vote" through e-mail. Although, Gmail does not have that feature you can create a simple Google form to accomplish the same thing. For printed instruction, please CLICK HERE .

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Overview of Google Docs - Forms

This tutorial demonstrates how to use each option of a Google Form. For printable instructions, please CLICK HERE.

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Google Docs Forms - Part 2

Once you've created a Google Docs Form you will want to know how to look at the data and work with it, see some of the things you can do with the information you've gathered. For printable instructions, please CLICK HERE.

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Copy and Paste from Google Doc to List in Google Form

June 2013 - Video show a much needed improvement to Google Forms, where you can now copy a list from Google Doc (probably Word as well) and paste it into your list in your Google Form. 

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Creating a Grading Rubric with a Google Form

June 2013 - Evaluating a presentation? Or having your students do peer evaluations you can use a Google form to collect your data. This would also be useful with vendor presentations. 

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Setting Notifications for Google Spreadsheets

Sometimes it is hard to remember to go back and look at a shared Google spreadsheet to see if there have been changes. This video shows how you can set up notifications so you can receive an email when a change is made. For printed instructions, please CLICK HERE.

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Sending a Google Doc as an Attachment

Need to send a Google Doc to someone without a Google account? This video shows how simple it is to do this. For printed instructions, please CLICK HERE .

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Working with Community Folders

Community Folders replaced our old Public Folders from Microsoft Exchange. This video gives you a basic overview on how to use Community Folders. For printed instructions, please CLICK HERE .

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Cleaning Up Google Docs

After using Google Docs for a short time you will find that your "Home" view looks cluttered. This video will give you some tips on cleaning up the look and making Google Docs a little more manageable. For printed instructions, please CLICK HERE .

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Finding Link for Shared Google Folder

This video shows how to find the link for a shared Google Doc and adding it to an email. For printable instructions, please CLICK HERE