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Google Starter Pack: Getting Started with Google Workspace

Whether you're just starting with Google Workspace for Education or want to learn more about a specific tool, the Google Starter Pack is the perfect resource for learning the basics of each Google app and understanding all the benefits of working in the collaborative cloud. In this course, we dive into learning about each tool with activities and interactions that truly help you understand what each tool offers and how it integrates into your daily life. Included in our asynchronous course are the Chrome browser, Drive, Docs, Drawings, Slides, Forms, Sheets, Jamboard, Classroom, Sites, YouTube, Groups, Gmail, Meet, Chat, Calendar, Keep, and Tasks.
Online courses are accessible for 10 months from the date of delivery. This course is worth 12 hours credit.
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Course Objectives

Google Chrome
  • Sign into and explore the features of the browser

  • Learn Bookmarks Basics

Google Drive

  • Create, organize, and share files and folders

  • Search and alternate view

Google Docs

  • Create and share new Docs

  • Translate,voice type, grammar & spell check, comments, fonts, Version History, download and export

Google Drawings

  • Create a project, page setup, and insert elements

  • Share and download drawing

  • Resize the canvas, add Word Art, images, text

Google Slides

  • Create and share new slides

  • Add slides, change themes, text boxes, Word art, shapes, backgrounds, images, videos

  • Presentation Mode and Publishing to the Web

  • Blank screens, audio in slides, Closed Captions

Google Forms

  • Create, edit, publish, send Forms

  • Analyze data

  • Create a Quiz using Google Forms

Google Sheets

  • Create and format Sheets

  • Add, sort, and average data

  • Make a chart, protect data, apply filters

Google Jamboard

  • Understand basic features of Google Jamboard

  • Create a Jamboard with activities

Google Classroom

  • Create and join a Classroom

  • Basic features

  • Understand the folders, assignments, student discourse, grading assignments 

Google Sites

  • Create a Google Site

  • Basic features

  • Add Pages, Content, Collaborators, and Publish to the Web


  • Add YouTube videos to Slides, Classroom, and Forms

  • Create a YouTube channel


  • Understand the purpose of Groups

  • Join Groups


  • Basic features 

  • Inbox Zero (Archiving, Replying, Create Tasks)

  • Settings

  • Organizing Inbox

Google Meet

  • Basic features (host controls, knock block, alternate backgrounds, view options)

  • Breakout Rooms, Polls, Q&A, Recording, Whiteboard Activities

  • Present from Google Apps


  • Basic features 

Google Calendar

  • Basic features (Change View, Settings, Layers, Sharing)

  • Create Events, recurring events, virtual events

  • Integration with Google Classroom


  • Basic features 


  • Basic features