These are word processing documents which are edited much like any other word processing documents.
You can save these documents to your Google drive and share them with other people for a group-created and group-edited document.
To create a new Google document, go to drive.google.com and log in with your Willamette e-mail address and password.
You can then click the "Create" button on the left side of the screen and choose what type of document you want to make.
There are a lot of ways teachers and students can use Google Docs in and out of the classroom. Some uses include:
For more ideas on educational uses of Google Docs, check out 50 Little-Known Ways Google Docs Can Help In Education.
You can access your Google Docs from any computer using your Willamette login information.
1) Go to drive.google.com.
2) Login with your Willamette e-mail address and password.
You can now view your documents or create a new one!
Once you have created your document, you can share it with colleagues by using the "Share" button in the upper right corner of the screen.
You can invite specific people to your document and allow them to view, edit, or comment on your document.
You can also change the sharing settings on your document in order to give access publicly, through Willamette, privately, or by link only.
An interesting use for Google Docs that illustrates how easy it is to collaborate.
When you want to add an existing Word document to Google Docs, you have the option to Upload with or without conversion.
If you only upload the document, it remains a Word document and cannot be edited.
If you choose the option to convert the uploaded file to Google Docs format. This takes it out of its original format and makes it a true "Google Doc," able to be edited just like a document created in Google Docs.