Using Google Drive for Business

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Official Program Description

Google Drive offers business users a free suite of applications which can be easily created, accessed online, and shared to enhance productivity and collaboration. This introductory class familiarizes participants with Drive file organization and management, and the Document, Spreadsheet, Presentation, Form, and Drawing applications while considering a variety of business uses. Tips, tricks, and additional functionality through Chrome apps and extensions will also be explored.

See specific content information below in sections "Expected Outcomes" and "Attend and You Will Learn."

Who Should Attend

This class is useful to all professionals who wish to improve their efficiency and productivity while using Google Drive.

Expected Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, you will have developed proficiency with Google Drive file management and Google Doc applications and understand their value to business productivity and collaboration while creating relevant documents, sheets, slides, forms, and drawings in class.


Participants will need to create a free Google account prior to class, if they do not already have one, and be prepared to access their account for class instruction.

Attend and You Will Learn

Google Drive

  • Navigating the Google Drive interface: exploring Views and Actions
  • Organization and management of files and folders for efficient use
  • Uploading and converting of documents
  • Using the new Google Drive Editors

Google Documents

  • Creating and naming a document
  • Navigating the document interface: Menus and Tools
  • Editing and formatting text
  • Displaying text in lists
  • Inserting images, links, and other objects
  • Modifying document preferences
  • Organizing information in tables
  • Utilizing tools for proofing a document
  • Researching within a Google Doc
  • Sharing a document
  • Adding a Table of Contents
  • Publishing a Document
  • Using a template

Google Spreadsheets

  • Creating, naming, and renaming a spreadsheet
  • Navigating the spreadsheet interface: Menus and tools
  • Understanding basics about cell content
  • Creating formulas in a worksheet
  • Inserting functions in a worksheet
  • Modifying columns, rows, and cells
  • Formatting a worksheet
  • Adding data validation
  • Creating charts
  • Inserting charts and other objects into a spreadsheet
  • Sorting and filtering data
  • Protecting data
  • Printing a spreadsheet

Google Presentation

  • Creating a presentation
  • Navigating the presentation interface: Menus and tools
  • Adding and formatting text on a slide; master slides
  • Adding slides and modifying the layout and background
  • Adding images, shapes, tables, links, videos and other objects to a slide
  • Modifying objects on a slide
  • Adding transitions and animations
  • Preparing to present the slideshow
  • Previewing and printing the slideshow

Google Forms

  • Creating a Google form
  • Navigating the form interface: Menus and tools
  • Adding questions and answers to a form
  • Editing form questions
  • Viewing the live form
  • Modifying form layout
  • Customizing forms for your organization
  • Choosing a response destination and accepting responses
  • Sharing the form with respondents
  • Viewing a form summary

Google Drawing

  • Creating a Google drawing
  • Navigating the drawing interface: Menus and tools
  • Adding graphic elements to a drawing
  • Modifying graphic elements
  • Downloading a drawing as an image
  • Adding your image to a Google presentation

Increasing Google Drive Functionality with Chrome Apps and Extensions (If time)

• Evaluate several recommended apps and extensions

Additional Information

Instructor: Jeanne Munoz


  Using Google Drive for Business
  2016 - TTS - Jan - April 2016   Status:  Available
In-Class:   Mon, Wed 9:00AM - 4:30PM
15 Feb 2016 to 17 Feb 2016
Class Schedule: 2 Sessions
Contact Hours: 12.0
Course Fee(s):
Gov't & Non-Profit Registration Fee non-credit    $349.00
Registration Fee non-credit    $449.00
Potential Discount(s):
  1.20 CEUs
Location:   On Campus