Collaborate With Your Class Using Google Apps


Google Apps for Education includes the following editing tools. To begin creating files directly within Google, go to your Google Drive and choose the corresponding file type. 

Tool DescriptionGetting Started Help

Sample Uses

  Google DocsText DocumentsGoogle Docs: Training and Help Syllabus, Notes, Study Guides  
  Google SheetsSpreadsheetsGoogle Sheets: Training and Help Group Sign-Up Sheets, Data Sets  
  Google SlidesPresentations Google Slides: Training and HelpLecture Slides, Group Presentations Slides   
  Google FormsSurveysGoogle Forms: Training and HelpPolls, Pop Quizzes, Feedback Surveys   
  Google DrawingsShapes, Charts, DiagramsGoogle Drawings: Training and HelpCharts, Maps, Problem Solving

Critical Concepts

Steps to Take

  1. To share your document with the class, click Share.
  2. Allow your class to collaborate on the document by managing permissions. Select one of the options from the drop-down menu.
    • Can Edit: Edit content. Type anywhere in the document to add edits.
    • Can Comment: Give feedback. Click the insert comment icon, type feedback, and click Comment.
      Suggest edits. Make suggestions without changing the document (Docs only). Click Editing, choose Suggesting, and type suggestions anywhere in the document.
    • Can View: View document. Read only.

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