Google offers a suite of tools you can use to create and edit material that is saved in Google Drive. It can be shared with others or synced to a desktop. Multiple people can edit at the same time, so these are great for collaborative work. In most cases, you can import from (or export to) a Microsoft Office file, or download as a PDF. The applications are
- Google Docs – word processing
- Google Sheets – spreadsheet
- Google Slides – presentation
- Google Forms – online data collection, survey, poll, quiz …
- Google Drawings – graphics, charts, diagrams, pictures …
- Google Sites – website
More collaborative tools
- Sakai Wiki tool – a way students can add content to Sakai. A wiki is a place where users can be allowed to contribute or modify content. Pages are archived so you can easily return to a prior state. Here is some help for the Sakai Wiki tool.
- Others – MANY online tools offer ways to share documents and several of them allow collaborators to see changes in real time.
At Notre Dame
- Gmail and Google Apps
- Consultation regarding tools and strategies to promote effective learning
[updated August 2018]