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Google Apps

Google apps are a collection of cloud-based applications that allow student to create collaborative documents, spreadsheets, forms, sites, and videos. 

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Google Drive

Google Drive contains productivity apps like Docs and Sheets, but it also provides a great way to store files! Files can be shared by sending a link or inviting individuals by email address.

You can control who can see, comment on, or edit your documents.

Since it is in the cloud, Google Drive brings your files wherever you log in on a device with internet access - no more flash drives required! Also, as of Spring 2016 you can submit documents from Google Drive in Brightspace assignment dropboxes.

You can also get mobile apps to access Google Drive on your smartphone or tablet, and you can download a desktop application that will “sync” your Google Drive to a folder on your computer.

Google Drive offers FREE UNLIMITED storage for HACC Students under Google Apps for Education.
 

How to access Google Drive:

  1. Log into my.hacc.edu with your HACCID and Password
  2. Click “Google Apps for Education” on the top red navigation bar.
  3. Click “Drive” from the options that are available.


Google Docs and Sheets

Google Docs and Google Sheets parts of Google Drive. These tools let you create text documents and spreadsheets like Microsoft Office, but you don’t have to worry about saving them on a flash drive. They can be shared with others for easy group work, and now you can submit them in Brightspace for assignments.

There are also apps available for iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices. Documents can also be downloaded as “Word” and “Excel” file types.

These applications are FREE for HACC Students under Google Apps for Education.

How to access Google Docs and Sheets:

  1. Log into my.hacc.edu with your HACCID and Password
  2. Click “Google Apps for Education” on the top red navigation bar.
  3. Click “Drive” from the options that are available.
  4. Click “New” and select either “Google Docs” or “Google Sheets”

 

Google Forms

Google Forms allows you to create surveys and forms using limited selection questions (multiple choice, checkbox, etc.) and open-ended questions (text / paragraph responses). These forms can be shared as a link or embedded into a page, and collect data in a Google Sheets document.

These forms can be used to collect data for research projects, information for club activities, etc. . There are NO limits to the length of a form, or number of responses a form can receive.

This product is FREE for HACC Students under Google Apps for Education.


How to access Google Forms:

  1. Log into my.hacc.edu with your HACCID and Password
  2. Click “Google Apps for Education” on the top red navigation bar.
  3. Click “Drive” from the options that are available.
  4. Click “New”, mouse over “More”, and select “Google Forms”

Google Sites

Use a blank site or template, then build pages and add pictures, videos, documents, and more.  

This application is FREE for HACC Students under Google Apps for Education.
 

How to access Google Sites:

  1. Go to Google Drive: https://drive.google.com
  2. Sign in using your HAWKMail ID and password.
  3. Click “New”
  4. Select “More”
  5. Select “Sites”

Google Slides

Google Slides allows you to create slideshows much like Powerpoint (see below). They can be shared with others for easier group work. Now you can also submit them for assignments in Brightspace.

They can also be accessed and edited on any device with an internet connection and a browser, and there are apps available for iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices. Documents can also be downloaded as “Powerpoint” file types.

These product is FREE for HACC Students under Google Apps for Education.
 

How to access Google Slides:

  1. Log into my.hacc.edu with your HACCID and Password
  2. Click “Google Apps for Education” on the list of links down the left-hand side of the Student page.
  3. Click “Drive” from the options that are available.
  4. Click “New” and select “Google Slides”

YouTube

YouTube is a massively popular video upload site that also allows for recording directly from your webcam. The best part: when you are done with your recording, it’s already up on your YouTube channel!

Note that mobile device cameras can record video, and those videos can be uploaded to YouTube.

This product is available for FREE to HACC Students as part of Google Apps for Education
 

To access Youtube:

  1. Log into my.hacc.edu
  2. Click “Google Apps for Education” on the top red navigation bar.
  3. Click “YouTube”
  4. Click “Upload” and either browse to your video or drag & drop the finished file into the upload area.

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