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 Documents  Syllabus, Notes, Study Guides  
  Google SheetsSpreadsheets Group Sign-Up Sheets, Data Sets  
  Google SlidesPresentations Slides, Group Presentations Slides   
  Google FormsSurveys, Pop Quizzes, Feedback Surveys   
  Google DrawingsShapes, Charts, Diagrams, Maps, Problem Solving

Critical Concepts

Steps to Take

Using Google Drive

  1. Go to Drive Screenshot: Google Drive icon
  2. Double click your course folder.
  3. Click New.
  4. Select the document type. Click More to see additional tools.
  5. Begin creating your file by editing directly within the document. Any updates and changes are automatically saved.
  6. To share your document with the class, click Share.
  7. 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 inster comment icon 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.

If you still have questions or need additional assistance, please submit a ticket or call the ITS Service Desk at (858) 246-4357