Google Documents (part of the Google Drive suite) is a free, web-based, collaborative word processor offered by Google.  With it you can create MS Word-like documents, collaboratively or independently edit those documents and easily share them for viewing or grading.

This tutorial assumes you have a Google account and will discuss how to create a new Document, name the Document and share the Document with collaborators.


  • Writing a research paper individually or with peers.
  • Write any paper and share with the instructor for grading.
  • Take notes.

Application:  Google Drive (formally called Google Docs)

Tutorial Type:  Video-based

Platform: Online, cloud-based

Price: Free