Google Docs Basics

  • Level: Basic
  • Study time: 10 min
  • Video time: 20 min
  • IL PD Credit: 0.5 PDH
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About the course

Google Docs is a free online word-processing tool that can be used by almost anyone. This course will help the participant understand the basic functions and settings of Google Docs and help you integrate this surprisingly powerful tool into your instructional activities. You'll learn how to: 


Create and format Google Docs with simple, easy-to-follow instructions


Insert media to make your Google Docs stand out


Collaborate with students and colleagues within Google Docs

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Matt Jacobson

Matt provides almost three decades of experience in helping students and schools innovate. Prior to working with the LTC, Matt was a middle school consultant and has worked as a teacher, administrator, coach, and trainer for preK-12 schools in central Illinois.
Matt Jacobson serves as the Online Learning Coordinator for the Learning Technology Center. Matt develops engaging synchronous and asynchronous online and in-person training opportunities for educators and administrators. He also provides coaching, consulting, and training services for schools developing online and blended learning activities for students and staff. Matt provides administration and coaching on a variety of Learning Management Systems and many other online tools. He is a Google Certified Educator (Level 1 & Level 2), Soundtrap Certified Educator, and Screencastify Certified Genius.