In this hands-on instructor led course, you will understand and learn how to use the Google Drive app for file storage, sharing and collaborative editing. You can store, access and share your files on any device with Google Drive whether it be PC, tablet or mobile device. As well as learning about the Google drive app as a file storage and sharing tool, you will also look at Google Drive’s online suite of productivity tools to create and edit documents, spreadsheets and presentations. An introduction to the Google draw and form apps will also be covered.

Target Audience

This course is suitable for any individual who needs to use Google Drive to store, share and collaborate on files; as well as being able to edit their files using Google's productivity tools whether it be a document, spreadsheet or a presentation.

This course can be customised to meet your organisation's specific requirements or Google environment, please contact us for further details.

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  • Use a mouse
  • Type and use a keyboard
  • Experience in web browsing
  • Work with windows - minimise, maximise, open and close
  • Basic skills with Microsoft Office applications, or equivalent, are recommended, but not mandatory

Dual monitor setup is required for when attending this course via the QA Attend from Anywhere delivery method.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the Google Drive app and its benefits
  • Use the Google Drive app to upload, store and share various file formats
  • Use the productivity tools available within Google Drive to create and edit documents, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings and forms
  • Understand the useful add-ons available to enhance functionality for the Google Drive app
  • Discuss how to access your Google drive files offline and on various devices
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Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to G Suite

  • Topic A: What are G Suite Tools?
  • Topic B: What is “The Cloud”?
  • Topic C: Introduction to Google Chrome
  • Topic D: Logging into your G Suite Tools

Module 2: Getting Started with Google Drive

  • Topic A: What is Google Drive?
  • Topic B: Google Drive Overview
  • Topic C: Uploading a File to Google Drive
  • Topic D: Searching, Viewing and Converting Files

Module 3: Google Docs

  • Topic A: Introduction to Google Docs
  • Topic B: Navigating and Highlighting a Document
  • Topic C: Formatting
  • Topic D: Other Useful Options in Google Docs

Module 4: Sharing and Collaboration

  • Topic A: Introduction to Sharing Files and Folders
  • Topic B: Stop Sharing or Restrict Access

Module 5: Google Sheets

  • Topic A: Introduction to Google sheets
  • Topic B: The Google Sheet Application Window
  • Topic C: Navigating and Highlighting a Google Sheet
  • Topic D: Entering Data
  • Topic E: Introduction to Formulae and Functions
  • Topic F: Formatting
  • Topic G: Layout and Print Options

Module 6: Google Slides

  • Topic A: Introduction to Google Slides
  • Topic A: The Google Slides Application Window
  • Topic B: Working with Slides
  • Topic C: Editing Text
  • Topic D: Inserting Slides
  • Topic E: Formatting
  • Topic F: Presentation Views and Layouts

Module 7: Google Drawings

  • Topic A: Introduction to Google Drawings
  • Topic B: Creating a Drawing
  • Topic C: Adding, Editing and Formatting Shapes
  • Topic D: Adding Text to Shapes

Module 8: Google Forms

  • Topic A: An Introduction to Google Forms
  • Topic B: Working with Forms
  • Topic C: Responses
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