Google Tools for Faculty
This page provides brief notes on using Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Drawing, Sites and Jamboard for independent and collaborative learning. Please note: some tools like Jamboard and Google Sites do not currently have an "Add Comments" feature for marginal comments or peer tagging.
Help for Google Tools - and Related Resources
Google Scholar (for research)
Google Blogger (not enabled within Pima)
Resource Share for Using Google Tools
Google Sheets for Interactives and Online Flashcards
Some faculty recommend using Flippity for creating interactives or online flashcards within Google Sheets
Using Google Slides for Interactive Learning & Digital Manipulatives
Here are 20 ways to use Google Slides as interactive notebooks at DitchThatTextbook.com including: 1) image annotation, captioning, draggable manipulatives, coordinate plane mapping, collaborative notetaking, etc. If you are interested in creating digital manipulatives through Google Slides, you might also check out this blog.
Making Your Google Sites Accessible
For guidance on color-contrast and ALT text in Google Sites, visit their Make Your Site Accessible page.
Using Google Sites with Students
For students to use, keep in mind this cannot currently be opened with Pima Gmails. As an alternative, students can be guided to create a professional, non-Pima Gmail using a standard naming convention (firstname.lastname@example.org) to create a site which enables them to demonstrate what they have learned in your course.
Workshops on Google Apps
We do offer live workshops for individual departments and college-wide workshops, in consultation with the Faculty Services & Resource Center, through the Teaching and Learning Center.
"Collaborative Inquiry: Using Google Docs, Google Drive, and Google’s Collaborative Tools." This video was previously hosted at the Transition-to-Virtual COVID-19 Response Workshop Series recording link page which includes an overview of all sessions cosponsored by Pima's Teaching and Learning Center and PimaOnline.
Beyond Google Suite
To learn more about tools within and beyond Google Suite for providing virtual whiteboards, corkboards, mindmaps or word cloud tools, visit our Virtual Whiteboards page.