Google Docs (now called Google Drive) is similar to an online version of Microsoft Office.  It contains a word processing application, a spreadsheet application and a presentation application.  It allows you to easily share documents with others and do real-time collaboration on a document.  This tutorial will get you started with the word processor.

Tutorial Link:  Getting Started with Google Drive


    • Collecting student assignment submissions.
    • Peer editing.
    • Collaborating on a paper/research with peers.
    • Departmental sharing area.

Application: Google Drive (a.k.a. Google Docs)

Software Link:

Tutorial Type:  text-based

Platform: Online, cloud-based

Price: Free