Google Documents, Sheets, and Slides are parts of a free, web-based software office suite powered by Google. As web applications, Google Docs allows users to create and edit files online while collaborating with other invited users in real-time. This cuts down the number of versions of a document by linking to a single document that is updated in real-time when edited or created by multiple users.
What can it do?
- Create and edit documents online
- Format documents with Google Fonts typefaces, images, tables, and more
- Import and export files in multiple formats (PDF, txt, etc.)
- Auto-sync files in Google Drive
- Live co-edit with invited authors
- Voice typing with the computer microphone or connected microphone in Chrome
- Get Add-ons with extended functions
Uses in a Course
- Invite your classmates/professors to view, edit, and comment by creating shareable links or entering email address
- Auto-save changes in your class assignments
- Format your bibliography, highlight your notes, and use other functions by exploring Education Add-ons
- Google Docs is available online with a Google Account.
- Download the app at the iOS and Google Play stores.
- Download Google Drive to your computer to access documents even offline.