Introduction to Collaboration Tools

R7000 excluding VAT for a maximum of 20 people
R400 per person with a minimum of 14 people

Working with others in real-time is the true power of Google Workspace. Organising and constructing content in a collaborative environment is a change for many people. It takes time to get accustomed to a new interface and understanding the navigation of this space is really helpful. It is the key to making success of working in the cloud.  This introductory session looks at effective organisation and collaboration practices in Google Drive, Docs, Sheets and Slides.

5 hour session broken into 2 separate sessions

In this session we cover the following

•  Understanding cloud storage
•  Searching in Google Drive
•  Organisation and sharing within Google Drive 
•  First steps in collaboration in Google Workspace
•  Basic usage of formulas 
•  Setting up your presentations in Google Slides

After the session, you will also get resources!

Course Notes

Following the session you will get access to a presentation with a series of screenshots of what was covered in the session.

These notes will be a great visual reminder as to what you covered and any top tips that may have been shared in the session!

In these course notes we have included links you will find helpful and other additional reference material which we find useful.

Video Series

Not only will you receive these notes but you will also get access to part of our new video product, a series of videos we created to help you master these tools.

These videos cover all you need to know to continue your learning and will help you to revise concepts covered in the session at your own pace with the ability to press pause or double the speed!

Introduction to Collaboration Tools video topics


01 Navigating Google Drive 5 min 07 sec
•  02 Working with files and folders 5 min 57 sec
•  03 Uploading, downloading and managing versions 5 min 13 sec
•  04 Sharing from Google Drive 8 min 29 sec
•  05 Understanding where shared things go 2 min 40 sec
•  06 Using Google Drive offline 4 min 35 sec
•  07 Google Drive Settings 3 min 11 sec
•  08 Searching in Google Drive 2 min 41 sec
•  09 Google Drive File Stream 3 min 26 sec
•  10 Priority in Google Drive 1 min 25 sec
•  11 Google Drive on your mobile device 3 min 37 sec
•  12 Setting up your Shared Drives 5 min 02 sec

Google Docs

•  01 Navigating and understanding the Google Docs layout 5 min 16 sec
•  02 Document Outline and Table of Contents 6 min 15 sec
•  03 All about text in Google Docs 7 min 24 sec
•  04 Using and inserting images 6 min 52 sec
•  05 Using tables in Google Docs 3 min 56 sec
•  06 Mind mapping, diagrams, Word Art, image layering and more in Google Docs 8 min 27 sec
•  07 The Explore Tool in Google Docs 5 min 33 sec
•  08 Linking charts, slides and more 8 min 27 sec
•  09 Headers, footers, page numbers and more 2 min 53 sec
•  10 Key features of Google Docs 4 min 34 sec
•  11 Google Docs on your mobile device 9 min 11 sec

Google Sheets

01 Getting started with Google Sheets 12 min 25 sec
02 Formatting fundamentals in Google Sheets 7 min 04 sec
03 Formulas 101 in Google Sheets 14 min 47 sec
04 Formulas 102 in Google Sheets 11 min 08 sec
05 Visualising your data with charts 16 min 05 sec
06 Importing & Linking Data in Google Sheets 6 min 51 sec
07 Interpreting data with Pivot Tables 5 min 13 sec
08 Protected Sheets and Ranges 3 min 54 sec
09 Validating Data in Google Sheets 5 min 31 sec
10 Conditional Formatting to automate highlights 6 min 41 sec
11 Explore Tool and Macro Recording 5 min 13 sec
12 Visualising data with filters & filter views 4 min 50 sec
13 Working with images in Google Sheets 1 min 51 sec

Google Slides

01 First steps in creating presentations 16 min 05 sec
02 Mastering shapes and WordArt 5 min 17 sec
03 Working with images in Google Slides 6 min 57 sec
04 Speaker Notes and presentation options 9 min 19 sec
05 Videos Options in Google Slides 5 min 19 sec
06 Linking in Google Slides 5 min 51 sec
07 Animations and Transitions 6 min 08 sec
08 Tables and diagrams in Google Slides 4 min 44 sec
09 Experience the power of guidelines 3 min 53 sec
10 Master Slides in Google Slides 7 min 04 sec

Get a certificate!

At the end of the session, you will get a certificate to prove that you attended the course and are now a master in these tools. We look forward to joining you online!

Top Tip

Due to the nature of our sessions, we recommend that you join the session with two screens or from two devices. That way, you can see your trainer as well as work in your drive at the same time. Alternatively, you could always split your screen. Watch this video to learn how to do just that if this is how you will be joining.