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Course Description

Google Docs is a word processing app that is Google's answer to Microsoft Word.  Because Google Docs can be accessed on any device for which you have Internet access, it makes it more convenient for users.   That said, Google Docs does not contain all the features that you would find in Microsoft Word.   Instead, it is a basic word processing program that leaves out the glam, but includes all the features you need to create professional documents.  

This course was developed to teach you how to access and use Google Docs, starting with the basics before working its way into the more advanced features.   It includes instructions for setting up a Google account, as well as using Google Drive for saved files.  

You will learn how to:

  • Create new documents from scratch, as well as from templates
  • Open existing documents from Google Docs, as well as other word processing programs
  • Navigate both the desktop and mobile versions of Google Docs 
  • Format text, paragraphs, and pages
  • Insert, format, and edit images and graphics
  • Share and collaborate on documents with other users
  • Publish documents to the web
  • Print documents
  • Install add-ons to give Google Docs even more function and features
  • And more

You do not need previous experience with word processing programs or Google to succeed with this course.   What's more, you do not need to be able to access Google Docs.  However, it is highly recommended.  

Course Requirements

This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have a high school reading level. No books will be required

Course Topics

Lesson 1: Introduction to Google Docs

Lesson 2: Navigating Google Docs

Lesson 3: Getting Started in Google Docs

Lesson 4: Working with Text in Google Docs

Lesson 5: Text Formatting

Lesson 6: Paragraph Formatting

Lesson 7: Applying Styles to Documents

Lesson 8: Page Formatting

Lesson 9: Inserting Graphics and Pictures

Lesson 10: Inserting Drawings and Charts

Lesson 11: Creating Tables in Google Docs

Lesson 12: Inserting Additional Elements into a Document

Lesson 13: Publishing and Printing Documents in Google Docs

Lesson 14: Sharing and Collaborating on Documents in Google Docs

Lesson 15: Editing and Proofing a Document

Course Materials

All course material will be provided in the lessons and netlinks. There are no required materials to purchase before taking the class.

Grading Policy

Each lesson will include a lesson review quiz. Students will successfully complete this course by mastering all learning outcomes with 70% or higher overall grade.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe what a word processor is and what Google Docs capabilities are.
  • Demonstrate navigating Google Docs.
  • Demonstrate working with text, formatting text, and styling paragraphs in Google Docs.
  • Demonstrate applying styles to documents.
  • Demonstrate page formatting.
  • Demonstrate inserting graphics and pictures.
  • Demonstrate inserting drawings and charts.
  • Demonstrate creating tables in Google Docs.
  • Demonstrate publishing and printing documents.
  • Demonstrate sharing and collaborating on documents.
  • Describe methods for editing and proofing a document using Google Docs, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Lesson 1 Quiz9
Lesson 2 Quiz10
Lesson 3 Quiz10
Lesson 4 Quiz10
Lesson 5 Quiz10
Lesson 6 Quiz10
Lesson 7 Quiz10
Lesson 8 Quiz10
Lesson 9 Quiz10
Lesson 10 Quiz10
Lesson 11 Quiz10
Lesson 12 Quiz10
Lesson 13 Quiz10
Lesson 14 Quiz10
Lesson 15 Quiz10
The Final Exam59
Total Points:208

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