Google Docs

Google Documents, Sheets, and Slides are parts of a free, web-based software office suite powered by Google. As web applications, Google Docs allows users to create and edit files online while collaborating with other invited users in real-time. This cuts down the number of versions of a document by linking to a single document that is updated in real-time when edited or created by multiple users.

What can it do?

  • Create and edit documents online
  • Format documents with Google Fonts typefaces, images, tables, and more
  • Import and export files in multiple formats (PDF, txt, etc.)
  • Auto-sync files in Google Drive
  • Live co-edit with invited authors
  • Voice typing with the computer microphone or connected microphone in Chrome
  • Get Add-ons with extended functions
Google Doc’s software interface

Uses in a Course

  • Invite your classmates/professors to view, edit, and comment by creating shareable links or entering email address
  • Auto-save changes in your class assignments
  • Format your bibliography, highlight your notes, and use other functions by exploring Education Add-ons

Access

Additional Help

  • Student Technology Assistants are available to help at the Digital Media Bar in Andrews Library in the CoRE.
  • Educational Technology can provide instruction and support in Google Docs.
  • Hoonuit for additional training.
  • Google offers support and FAQs.