How do I access and use Google Drive during course development?
Posted by on 15 February 2012 10:30 AM
Note: These instructions are for faculty teaching online or hybrid courses—not students.
As of Summer 2012, faculty, who are teaching online and hybrid courses, and their assigned Instructional Designer (ID) will use Google Drive to share and edit the course syllabus and all weekly overviews. Rather than emailing Word documents back and forth to your ID, Google Drive allows you to:
Click on one of the following links for more information:
All Rowan faculty and staff have a Google account associated with their Rowan username. A Google account gives you access to a variety of features and tools, including Google Drive, Gmail (email), etc. Your Google account may be referred to as your Gmail account. For all intents and purposes, they are one in the same. You would use your Google account username and password to access any of the aforementioned features and tools.
Your Instructional Designer (ID) will create and share your course’s syllabus and weekly overviews with you in Google Drive, and will notify you via email once these documents are available.
Important: Google incorporated Google Docs into their new app called Google Drive.
You can now edit the document (i.e. type text, undo and redo, cut, copy or paste text, add links, add images, add comments, etc) similarly to how you would in Microsoft Word. You can also format the document using the formatting tools (i.e. Bold, underline, indent, etc) and menu (i.e. File, Edit, Insert, etc) at the top.
Note: Google Drive saves your work automatically.
Once you’ve finished editing your document(s), send an email to your ID’s Rowan address (not their Google/Gmail address) indicating that you’ve made some changes and they should review it. The ID will see the changes you made right in the same document.
Download Your Syllabus and Overviews