Google Drive Essential Training by Lynda.com and Jess Stratton
I am loving Lynda.com and the wonderful tutorials on increasing knowledge. I appreciate that they have the integration with LinkedIn because even if it is a silly course that I already know 90% of, I still like to listen to the video and add it to my certificates. You never know what type of specialty someone is looking for and while you might be in a high tech role, you could easily be missing one key buzz word.
In this course, Jess Stratton teaches the essentials of creating, formatting, and sharing documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and forms with Google Drive. Discover the differences between the Google Docs and the new Google Drive. Then learn how to work with your files—creating, converting, syncing, and deleting—plus tips on organizing and searching Drive. Then it is on to the basics of inserting and formatting images, text, tables, and data inside documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and the Google Forms feature for polling an audience and collecting responses. You'll also learn about creating with Google Drawings, the best ways to collaborate using Google Docs, and how to save time with templates.
Accessing Google Drive
Uploading existing files
Syncing files between your computer and Google Drive
Using filters to find files
Creating and naming documents
Inserting images, headers and footers, and page breaks
Creating a presentation
Working with spreadsheet functions and formulas
Creating forms and collecting responses
Sharing files with other Google users
Commenting in a file
Creating a file from a template
For over 10 years, Jess Stratton has operated her own technology consulting business, creating and maintaining databases for both enterprise and small-to-medium businesses, building websites, setting up networks, and coaching teams, employees, and individuals to harness the latest desktop and mobile technology for increased productivity. Jess is now a full-time staff author at lynda.com, in addition to being a regular and regarded presenter at Lotus Notes conferences and a contributing author for several industry print and web magazines, textbooks, podcasts, webcasts, and other popular sites, including Lifehacker.com. You can find Jess on her website atwww.solacelearning.comor follow her on Twitter @NerdGirlJess.