Save a File – Part 3: Google Docs

We know Google can search the Web, but Google also has other useful features, like maps, an online calendar, and an office suite called Google Docs. We could make you read all about it, but why not watch this video instead? We’ll wait…

Google Docs in Plain English (3 min)

So, where is Google Docs?

Most of these features are at the top left side of the page.

Click on the More menu to select Documents.


Before you get started, you’ll need to create a Google Account. If you already have GMail or a Google account, you can use either. See how to sign up in our step-by-step tutorial: Using Google Docs

What can you do with Google Docs?

Upload Existing Documents
Use Google Docs to save MS Word documents online. This is much easier to manage than unreliable floppy disks.

Create New Documents
Create a Document from scratch. Google Docs is a simple, no-frills word processor, that keeps all your work together online.

Work Together Online
Collaborate with another user to edit your documents online. This is a much easier than emailing attachments back and forth. You will see changes instantly. Then, you can undo their multiple grammar errors.

Email Documents Instantly
Email your document from within the program; no need to open up a separate Email program or create an attachment.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it:

1. Watch the Google Docs Intro and the step-by-step Using Google Docs Tutorial.

2. Navigate to Google Docs.

3. Create a Google account or login to your existing Google account.

4. Open a new Document. Write your prediction for baseball’s next World Series.

5. Email it to yourself or a friend.

6. To receive credit for this training, you must report your progress using the link below:

Submit your progress report


  1. Larissa says:

    Lets go RED SOX, Let’s go!

  2. Jenny says:

    I was kind of for the Cubs. I figured all the other cursed teams won, why not them?

  3. Ed says:

    this class needs updating some.

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