Using Google Docs

Instructions for making and sharing Google Documents

Step 1- Starting the Google Document

Step 1a): Creating a new document

  1. Open Google Docs
  2. Login to your Google account, or sign up if you don't have one
  3. Go to Create > Document
  4. Go to File > Rename… and use a filename with your name at the front, and the name of the task, e.g. frank Rd- Jobsite webquest
    1. Click OK

OR

Step 1b): Using a document your teacher has made as a template

  1. Open the link your teacher has supplied
  2. Login to your Google account, or sign up if you don't have one
  3. Go to File > Make a copy
  4. Go to File > Rename… and use a filename with your name at the front, and the name of the task, e.g. frank Rd- Jobsite webquest
    1. Click OK

Step 2- Sharing your document

  1. Go to Share > Private > Change…
    1. Select Anyone with the link
    2. Change Can view to Can edit
    3. Click Save
  2. Optional Step: In Add people…
    1. Insert your teacher's email address
  3. Click Done
  4. Start writing your document
  5. You don't need to save, Google does this automatically

Step 3- Adding a link to your document to the wiki

  1. Open the kingsway<class>.wikidot.com page in one tab of your web browser (Google Chrome is best for this)
  2. Open your Google Documents in another tab of the same browser
  3. On the Kingsway Wikidot tab, log in to your Wikidot account (or create one if you don't have one yet)
  4. Go to the page with the collection of links for student work. For EAP, it is the Assessments page.
  5. Click Edit, at the top of the page
  6. On the Google Documents tab, select the URL (the http web address) at the top of the browser, and copy it (Ctrl+C)
  7. Go back to the Kingsway Wikidot tab
  8. In the edit window, find the location for inserting your link
    1. The link is made using three square brackets, like this-
      [[[ ]]]
    2. The pipe character "|" is used to enter some display text, like this-
      | DocumentName
    3. Inside the three square brackets, enter a "*" character, like this-
      [[[* ]]]
    4. Paste (Ctrl+V) your URL address after the "*"
    5. Enter some display text if necessary
    6. So your link should look like this-
      [[[*https://docs.google.com/document/d/1234abcd/edit?pli=1 | DocumentName]]]
    7. Click Save, under the edit window
  9. Click your link to test that it works correctly
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