What is G Suite?

G Suite is based around five core web applications:

  1. Drive (drive.google.com)
  2. Docs (docs. google.com)
  3. Slides (slides.google.com)
  4. Sheets (sheets.google.com)
  5. Forms (forms.google.com)
Google Drive

Google Drive is where all your G Suite files are stored. In addition to storing G Suite files, you can store any file in your Google Drive. SharingTree allows you to publish any content in your Google Drive or device in under a minute! No more uploading, downloading or ZIP files!

Google Docs

Google Docs is the equivalent to Microsoft Word in G Suite. It is the perfect application to use to make primarily text based document.

G Suite also recently added Office editing, so you can now edit, comment, and collaborate on Microsoft Office files using Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. This feature brings the collaboration benefits of G Suite to Office files. This eliminates the need to convert from Office to G suite file types. See https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-edit-microsoft-office-files-in-g-suite/ for more information on the handy new feature.

Google Slides

Google Slides replaces Microsoft PowerPoint and it provides excellent presentation capabilities from any modern browser. Users are also able to add YouTube videos to their presentations.

Google Sheets

Google Sheets replaces Microsoft Excel and can meet all your spreadsheets calculation needs in a web-friendly format.

Google Forms

Google Forms is a great survey, assessment (Quiz) and data collection tool. Information entered can easily be transferred to a Google Sheet or scored if the Quiz option is selected. Since this application does not have a Microsoft equivalent you may want to check out the video below for more information.

Google Drawing

Google Drawing (see https://docs.google.com/drawings ) allows you to edit and create images. This tool pairs well with Google Docs when you want to add text to an image or combine multiple images into one.

For more on G suite head on over to Google’s G suite training at https://gsuite.google.com/training/ .

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