Advanced Google Tools

Course Available
2 Units
Online Self-Paced

Course Description

Build Upon Your Knowledge and Use of Google's Resources for Educators

This course will help educators foster and integrate 21st century digital skills through the use of Google Workplace applications. Since many educational institutions are adopting Google for instructional use, it is imperative that educators learn to use Google to facilitate learning, skill acquisition, and motivation. Educators are encouraged to apply the knowledge gained for immediate implementation in their work. In this course, you will learn more about Google Workplace and how to use its applications as an educator.

Course Details

Number of Units: 2.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for teachers (K-12) who want to increase their use of Google applications--beyond the basics--to promote educator productivity and effectiveness and allow for collaboration with others.  These free tools provided by Google are ever changing with new tools being introduced regularly.  This course will provide recent and relevant material.

Course Materials:  There are no textbook requirements for this course.  A Google account and Google Chrome web browser are necessary to successfully complete this course. Additionally, you will need access to a microphone and webcam to complete some assignments.

Technical Requirements


Either EDU-X718P, Learning Readiness with Basic Google Tools or EDU-X772M, Google Tools for Collaborative Teaching, is recommended but not required.

Course Options

Course Date Units Price
EDU-X777L – 009 Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled 2 $317

Advanced Google Tools

Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled
Online Self-Paced
Matthew Evans

Once you have enrolled in your course, log in to your account to access the course Welcome Letter, which includes directions on how to access the Online Orientation and your online course.

What You Will Learn

  • Utilize Google Applications and Extensions to promote efficiency
  • Apply Gmail functions to promote organization
  • Utilize Google Workplace applications for teaching and learning
  • Produce videos for education and professional development with Google Meet and Screencastify
  • Create a digital portfolio of projects completed with Google Sites
  • Develop a learning activity for immediate use in the classroom


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Online Self-Paced

Our online self-paced courses are similar to online fixed-date courses, but are designed to give you a six-month period from time of enrollment to complete all assignments. Your instructor will provide feedback via written responses on your assignments and exams. Grades are based on completed projects, assignments and exams.

How is the self-paced course structured? Like fixed-date courses, online self-paced courses are asynchronous meaning that you can work on your assignments anytime; the difference being there are no assigned due dates in self-paced courses. The content is divided into learning modules. Each module will cover one or more topics. Within each of the learning modules, you can expect the following components:

  • Module introduction that outlines what you can expect to learn in the module.
  • Required readings (textbook, articles, journals, websites, etc.) and presentations (audio and/or video).
  • Assignments (which may include: written assignments, quizzes, blogs, etc.) based on the readings and presentations.
  • Module conclusion to review the topics and what you should have learned.
  • Typically, there is a final project, paper, or exam due in the last module that culminates all of the topics covered in each of the learning modules. You’ll find that the design of the learning modules has a rhythm to help you manage your time in the course.

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The curriculum and assignments were perfect. I appreciated the final project (google site) being set up initially so I could systematically add to it. It helped me a lot.

I found the Google Advanced Tools course an enormous help and a great learning tool. This course was extremely well laid out and I found the instructions to follow fairly easy The tasks and practical assignments were excellent which made me practice techniques until I was comfortable with using them and could create some genuinely useful projects. I would highly recommend this course to anyone. The professor was very helpful, and the modules and assignments were well planned. I loved this course!!

Great class. I learned more than I expected.

Great way to familiarize yourself with basic google tools as we enter the unknown for the 20-21 school year.