Learning Readiness with Basic Google Tools

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Online Self-Paced

Course Description

Jump Start Your Teaching and Student Learning with the Basic G Suite Tools - Designed for Quick Learning

This course will introduce educators to basic Google tools to help them become more comfortable and confident to effectively and efficiently implement Google tools to maximize student learning in the classroom. Educators will be able to immediately implement what they have learned with their students.

Course Details

Number of Units: 1.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course is designed for both elementary and secondary level teachers who are new to Google's Suite of applications and want to learn how to effectively and efficiently add them into their teaching practice to enhance student learning.  This is ideal for those transitioning from traditional to remote teaching and learning; as well as returning back to the classroom.

Required Materials: There are no textbook requirements for this course.  A Google account and Google Chrome web browser are necessary to successfully complete this course.

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EDU-X718P – 009 Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $169

Learning Readiness with Basic 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

  • Organize, effectively and efficiently, their Google Drive
  • Create and share Google Docs
  • Create and Utilize Google Drawing to create an infographic
  • Create and utilize Google Forms for simple student surveys and quizzes
  • Utilize Google Calendar to create events and invite others to those events
  • Use Google Meet, via Google Calendar, to provide remote learning opportunities that could be recorded for future learning and teaching purposes
  • Utilize Screencastify (Google Chrome extension) to create screencasts for student learning
  • Create assignment examples that will inspire student learning


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The knowledge I have gained from this course Learning Readiness with Basic Google Tools, has equipped me with so many tools that I can utilize with my students moving forward whether instruction occurs remotely, via a hybrid model, or if we return to the traditional on-site model of teaching. Finally, I have gained a lot of confidence in my technology skills. Instead of having to ask my peers for support, hopefully they will ask me!

After completing this course Learning Readiness with Basic Google Tools, I feel more confident in using Google Meet and Screencastifyto enhance student learning during distance learning. I can’t wait to implement what I have learned and to share my knowledge with my students and teammates. I would recommend this course to any educator who is looking to use Google apps and extensions more efficiently and effectively

My experience in Learning Readiness with Basic Google Tools was everything I could have hoped for and more! This class gave me the basics in Google Tools that I did not have much experience with in the classroom. After taking this course, I will be able to engage my students with enhanced lessons making instruction fun, not only for my students, but for me as well. Furthermore, by taking this course, it will allow me to prepare content that my students will have access to at all times and they will be able to work with at their own pace

I am thankful for this course. It has helped me become confident in Google Tools that I will need to use next year in my classroom especially if we are remote learning.

I learned a lot from taking Basic Google Tools Course. I am applying my knowledge to new courses.