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What is Google Docs?

Google Docs is a free and easy-to-use word processor program. It is part of the Google family of web-based software programs.

Google Docs has smart editing and styling tools to format text conveniently online or offline. It allows you to work on a document individually or collaborate with others, even at the same time!

It also allows you to export to Microsoft Word, OpenDocument, PDF, EPUB, etc. It’s an easy, simple, shareable, collaborative word processor program. [More Information]

Ease of Use:

Beginner

Set Up Time:

5 mins

Best Used For:

Word processing

Why use Google Docs?

Google Docs is a quick and easy solution for educators. With this free tool, all the work that is done on Google Docs is automatically saved so there isn’t any fear of accidentally losing your work.

Another benefit is that more than one person can be working on the same Google Doc at the same time. Users can track and view what others are writing or editing within the document. This can be helpful when you want to share the document with others and collaborate as a group.

Google Docs is also something faculty can recommend to their students as it is a free program that would work well for group assignments or projects as multiple people can work and interact with one another online.

There are also professional and useful templates that Google Docs offers like resumes, business letters, etc. It gives a clean layout and design for any important documents or examples to share with students. There is also no software to be downloaded, and it can be accessed anywhere on any device inside or outside the classroom. [More Information]

How to use Google Docs

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Google Docs is part of a free set of products from Google.

  • Google Docs is available on any desktop, laptop or mobile device that has internet access.
  • Access to Google Docs does not require an IT Help Desk ticket.
  • To use any of the Google products, you must set up a free Google account.

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Need Help?

Contact the Hub team today if you need assistance with this program or visit the Teaching & Learning Innovation Hub in room 1271 at Cambrian College.

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